Disabled motorists are often overlooked with regards to EV charging. There is a need to investigate and understand the enablers for both public and domestic charging solutions, not just for drivers with a disability but also for a wider range of potentially vulnerable customers such as elderly people or those with chronic illnesses.
- Identify the enablers and barriers for EV adoption for drivers with disabilities, along with recommending traditional and innovation solutions for making EV and EV infrastructure more accessible.
- Trial the use of wireless EV charging solutions to consider contactless charging for disabled and otherwise vulnerable customers.
- Investigate V2G technology for offering at-home resilience for vulnerable customers.
- Explore how the services that DNOs offer need to adapt to support vulnerable customers adopting EVs.
- Explore how best to data share between DNOs, OEMS and organisations like mobility to facilitate vulnerable customer’s needs.
- Develop a cost benefit analysis to understand the viability of wider roll out and adoption of innovative solutions.