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What does the ‘real’ EV journey look like?

The EV hackathon challenge: Do we need to adopt and encourage new behaviours to allow EV charging to become part of everyday consumer life?

What's the challenge?

Some think that early adopters of electric vehicles do not necessarily reflect the habits of the 'everyday user'.

We all value convenience, with over 8,300 petrol filling stations across the country we can refuel our vehicles (and grab a coffee) within a matter of minutes. Service stations and supermarkets are built with this efficiency in mind and rapid charging for EVs can currently take up to 20-30 minutes, which can affect our behaviour towards EVs. This consumer journey is embedded the moment we set foot inside a car or when we learn to drive.

Does slow, fast, and rapid charge points, charging infrastructure, and existing traffic conditions affect our decisions to adopt electric vehicles? Do we need to look at map coverage of EV charging and routing in the same way we identify phone network coverage?  

This hackathon challenge is focused on web-based applications and proposals, targeted at the individual level. Can our addressing data, high-resolution base maps and geographic features enable you to create a solution to support the flexibility of demand across a range of EVs? More importantly, how can geospatial data contribute to affecting a change in behaviours.  

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Hackathon: what does the ‘real’ EV journey look like?

Some think that early adopters of electric vehicles do not necessarily reflect the habits of the 'everyday user'. For example, if you happen to live in a block of flats, or have no designated parking space, it may be impossible for you to charge an EV overnight.

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How location and electric vehicles are helping the government reduce emissions

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OS Map & Hack challenges

Levelling up

How can local governments use geospatial data for the transition to EV’s in remote communities?

Taking charge

Balancing the requirement of off-street EV parking whilst maintaining functional greenspace.

Open innovation

The open innovation challenge gives you the freedom to design and build your own sustainable concept.

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