Our project has been awarded £816,000 from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles to carry out a trial and eventual roll-out of on-street electric car charging technologies in residential areas of Oxford.
We want to use the trial to understand how different charging technologies work in ‘real life’ - how well they fit into people’s daily routine and how quickly people can adapt to use them.
We are also interested in how well the technology performs technically, and how easy it is for the councils to install.
We are working with the University of Oxford Transport Studies Unit and Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand to trial and review six different charging technologies over 12 months– you can find more information about each of our new chargers here.
The new chargers will be trialled by local people and our project partners Co-wheels car club.
20 drivers living in Oxford have volunteered to use different types of electric car charger and give us their feedback. All our volunteers have to park their car on the street and so until now charging an electric car has been a real challenge. You can find out more about some of our volunteers here.
Co-wheels car club will be introducing 10 new electric cars in Oxford using our new charging points to run them. They will help us to collect feedback from their customers on their experience of the chargers.
You can follow the Go Ultra Low trial's progess by visiting our updates page.