A paper published by Regen on Tuesday 10 April considered the place of electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK transport system and strategies to manage the impacts on the UK’s energy network. The paper found the key challenge slowing consumer uptake of EVs remains the higher up-front cost, as lower running costs do not yet balance this out. Looking forwards, Regen stated that as costs of EVs reduce, range and charging anxiety are likely to become the key barriers. On grid impacts, a more diverse portfolio of charging options and especially the use of workplace and destination charging will help to spread demand load both geographically and over time. Regen’s modelling found these measures could reduce peak EV demand by circa 30% from 6.6GW to 4.2GW in summer and 7.7GW to 4.9GW in winter.