Tom has recently graduated from Lancaster University where he completed a research degree at the Centre of Global Innovation. Tom's research allowed him to work with Charge My Street, to design and get more data on Electric Vehicle (EV) charging in the local area. This involved two focus groups with local residents as well as questionnaires to prospective and current EV drivers to seek feedback on perceived barriers to EV adoption.
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The research showed that there was confusion about where people were going to charge their EV if they did not have access to a driveway or if their landlord did not allow them to have a charging point, and the length of time it takes to charge at public charging points. To overcome these barriers, easy to understand information needs to be provided to these people, allowing them to save carbon in the future.