We were commissioned by a coalition of south eastern Melbourne councils to prepare an Electric Vehicle Charging Roadmap. This project provided an implementation pathway for councils, to built a network of charging infrastructure.

The market was segmented into three key types, as outlined in the figure below.

A passing through motorist will generally not want to spend a long time waiting for their battery to charge and their priority is to continue their journey with minimal delay.

Opportunistic charging describes the charging that takes place when someone was going to that particular location anyway, and takes the opportunity to top up, because of the availability of a charger. This can be thought of as analogous to charging a phone not because you are low on charge, but because it is convenient for you to top up the battery.

A local resident without the ability to charge in an off street car park will generally find a slow, 7kW public charger suitable for their needs, as overnight charging is possible.

What did this project cover?

This project provided a detailed set of information to assist Councils understand electric vehicle charging requirements, network design and least cost methods of building EV charging across multiple local government areas. The project included the following areas:

  1. Electric vehicle charging fundamentals
  2. Understanding electric vehicle ownership within the study area, including forecast ownership between now and 2030
  3. Mapping existing and planning EV charging sites
  4. A detailed EV Charging Roadmap and implementation plan
  5. Forecast usage of the proposed charging network, including average number of charging sessions per day between 2022 and 2030.
  6. Funding options.

Interested in electric vehicle charging?

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