Lead Analyst

Phone: +44 (0) 1603 542166
Email: k.hickford@cornwall-insight.com

Katie focuses on electric vehicles and leads the delivery of the Energy Retail and Electric Vehicles (EREV) report, as well as assisting with the monthly Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) Forums and EV training. She previously led the quarterly Domestic Market Share Survey report and data delivery.

Katie joined the team in July 2019, having previously worked at a local authority Energy and Environment department, helping to expand Suffolk’s Electric Vehicle charge point network and increasing public awareness at Electric Vehicle shows. She also researched Electric Vehicles for her dissertation, investigating media (specifically newspapers) portrayal over the past 18 years. Katie is a graduate from the UEA with a BSc (Hons) Environmental Science with a Year in Industry.

Latest thinking


International Women’s Day 2023

Cornwall Insight takes pride in the invaluable contributions made by women within the energy industry. We recognise the significant impact that women have both inside and outside of our company, as they play a vital role in the work that we do. At Cornwall Insight, we understand that promoting diversity...

E-mobility and low carbon

Another one bites the dust: Plug-in car grant ends

Last week the government announced the plug-in car grant scheme for electric vehicles (EVs) closed, having previously confirmed funding until 2022-23. Why? Well, the government stated it would allow it to concentrate funding towards what it called the main barriers to the EV transition, including public charging and supporting the...


Update | Demand for more charging infrastructure as EV ownership increases

We recently received additional information on a press release issued at the beginning of December on Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charge points. Below is an update to the data and graph. We would like to apologise for any issues this may have caused. Updated analysis by Cornwall Insight shows the...

E-mobility and low carbon

New service shows Electric Vehicles role in net zero

As the ban of petrol and diesel vehicles looks set to be brought forward from 2040, electric vehicles (EVs) are increasingly the focus of the UK’s net zero journey. Last week the Labour party joined calls to bring the sale ban of new internal combustion engine (ICE) and hybrid vehicles...