E-mobility and low carbon transport

Transport decarbonisation provides numerous material opportunities to a diverse range of market parties across multiple sectors. We provide bespoke support and advisory services at the intersection of the energy and transport markets, ranging from market entry through to commercial modelling, business model analysis and transaction due diligence assessments.

Our team leverage their deep energy market expertise to provide detailed support to stakeholders including vehicle manufacturers, charge point operators, aggregators and flexibility providers, utilities and energy suppliers, and investors. This work includes:

  • Market and competitor intelligence updates
  • Route to market services and market entry support
  • Regulatory review, impact assessment and compliance support
  • Strategic support and business model planning
  • Investment appraisal and due diligence
  • Site-specific and project-level revenue and cost modelling and forecasting, including for standalone EV charging sites and those co-located with technologies such as on-site generation and static storage

Case study

Analysis of project returns for extended-duration energy storage for EV charging

Innovative storage technology developer | January – April 2020

The Cornwall Insight team worked with an innovative storage technology developer to support the business case development for their technology when collocated with electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. The project saw Cornwall Insight develop demand forecasting tools for EV charging across public and private use cases and model the potential commercial returns for the company’s unique long-duration storage technology.

In delivering this work, Cornwall Insight built on its battery storage modelling expertise to examine the commercial opportunities from a variety of different areas, including demand management, network capacity reduction, arbitrage, contracted stability services, and network cost reduction. These were applied to public and commercial EV charging use cases to model specific project returns and storage behaviour drivers for the company.

Alongside these modelling outcomes, the Cornwall Insight team of experts developed supporting market scoping materials for the company, covering the emerging EV market, charging infrastructure sector, and battery storage space. This covered commercial metrics and activities in each of these sectors, alongside the policy and regulatory frameworks and their impacts on business models. The team also supported the client with ad-hoc advice and analysis, including on battery and EV charging site commercials and the impacts of energy market regulatory arrangements.