E-mobility and low carbon

  • Commercial and market outlook

    The digital transition and its lessons for the energy sector

    Digitalisation of data is happening across all sectors globally. It has become pivotal to developing, modernising and transforming sectors from banking to healthcare. With COP26 on the horizon, a net zero target by 2050 enshrined in UK law and the sixth carbon budget aiming to reduce emissions by 78% by...

  • Announcement

    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...

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    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...

  • Business supply and services

    COVID-19: A collection of resources

    This year has seen Governments, businesses and industries coming to terms with the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. The arrival of the pandemic shook the energy market across the value chain. Throughout, our experts have provided the industry with coverage of how COVID-19 has impacted the energy market. We analysed...

  • E-mobility and low carbon

    UK plans EV recovery

    As the UK plans its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the energy and electric mobility sectors are set to play a key role in delivering economic rehabilitation centred on net zero. Here we discuss the outlook for the electric vehicles alongside recent policy actions made specifically to aid the sector...

  • E-mobility and low carbon

    Tesla builds capacity across the energy value chain

    In May, Tesla released details of its Autobidder platform, which can aggregate and optimise assets down to the behind-the-meter domestic scale for wholesale trading and grid services. The platform has already been utilised at a site in South Australia and is now available for generators and suppliers in GB. Tesla...

  • E-mobility and low carbon

    EV sales defy the market

    The spread of COVID-19 in the UK triggered a lockdown which severely impacted vehicle sales in March. Car sales fell 44.4% compared to the same month a year earlier and for the year-to-date are down 31.0%. The primary reasons for this decline appear to be the closure of car dealerships,...

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    Charging up – half-yearly Irish EV sales analysed

    Transport in Ireland accounts for one-third of energy consumption and energy-related CO2 emissions. This is due to ~93% of the 2.1mn passenger cars registered at the end of 2018 being fuelled by petrol and diesel. In acknowledgement of this substantial contribution to carbon emissions from road transport, the Irish government’s...

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    Road to zero emissions: A slow start, the pace must now quicken

    A year and a day ago today the government’s Road to Zero strategy was issued, which was largely criticised for not going far enough to tackle surface transport emissions. Today’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) publications concludes that the government must try harder, much harder, if net zero targets are to be met, with...

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    EVs meet the electricity market: clear road or bumps ahead?

    Cornwall Insight partnered with international law firm Gowling WLG to host a joint half-day seminar on 13 November 2018 to inform the developing debate on electric vehicle (EV) and electricity market synergies. Over 50 attendees heard from a diverse range of experts on how transport electrification at scale can be...

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    Suppliers drive forwards on EVs

    EDF, E.ON and ScottishPower have, in the past month, announced significant commitments to electric vehicles (EVs). These suppliers join a growing list of energy players that have made moves in the rapidly evolving EV space. On 10 October, EDF officially launched its Electric Mobility Plan to become the leading e-mobility energy company...

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    Electric vehicle smart charging – easier said than done?

    National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios 2018 provides the most detailed view yet from the annually updated publication of the predicted impact of electric vehicles (EVs) on the electricity system. It confirms that provided EV “smart charging” becomes prevalent, the increase in peak demand arising from the anticipated rise in EVs can be...

  • E-mobility and low carbon

    Driven to Disruption – Electric Vehicles accelerating need for energy market change

    From being at the margins only a few years ago, the decarbonisation of transport is moving centre stage for the energy industry. With transport emissions now accounting for more UK greenhouse gas emissions that the power sector, the reason is clear to see. Our Driven to Disruption paper explains and evaluates the...

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    Energy suppliers race to establish electric vehicle propositions

    Electric vehicles (EVs) have received significant policy attention recently, particularly around establishing charging infrastructure to support their continued development. On 10 January the government published its Automotive Sector Deal, which confirmed support for EVs through £400mn of investment in charging infrastructure. Whilst BEIS reported that just five councils have made...