22 Mar 2024

Net zero Greater Manchester

Powering up the north: How Electricity North West is collaborating for a smooth electric vehicle transition

At Electricity North West, we're committed to a cleaner, greener future for our region. Transportation is a key area for change, and that's why we're proud to have collaborated with Transport for the North (TftN) on their innovative  Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) framework and visualisation tool.

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The challenge: Building a future-proof EV network

The rise of electric vehicles (EVs) is exciting, but it presents a challenge in ensuring we have a robust and efficient charging network in place. TftN recognised this need and developed a groundbreaking framework to map out EV charging requirements across the entire North.

Our collaboration: Unlocking insights for informed decisions

At Electricity North West we were thrilled to join forces with TftN. By combining their regional expertise with our electricity distribution knowledge, we were able to help support them create a powerful tool. The EVCI framework uses state-of-the-art analytics to pinpoint charging needs at a highly localised level. This empowers combined authorities, local authorities and transport planners to make informed decisions about where and when to invest in charging infrastructure.

Benefits for everyone: A sustainable and inclusive future

The EVCI framework isn't just about numbers; it's about people. By ensuring a well-planned charging network, we can all benefit:

  • Reduced emissions: A wider network of charging points incentivises the switch to EVs, leading to cleaner air and a healthier environment.
  • Economic growth: A robust EV infrastructure attracts investment and promotes innovative businesses in the clean energy sector.
  • Accessibility for all: The framework prioritises user-centred planning, ensuring equitable access to charging points for everyone in the region.
  • A collaborative approach: Working Together for Success

The success of the EV revolution hinges on collaboration. By working with TftN, local authorities, and other stakeholders, we can create a future-proof charging network that meets the needs of our growing region.

The road ahead: A bright future powered by innovation

The EVCI framework is a living document, constantly adapting to new trends and user behaviours. This ensures our approach remains flexible and responsive.  At Electricity North West we are excited to continue working with TftN and all our partners to make the transition to EVs a smooth and successful journey for everyone in the North.

For more information on EV charging infrastructure and the framework visualisation tool, click the interactive links.