The challenges and opportunities of Electric Vehicles (EV) and associated infrastructure are significant. Key drivers for change include the government phasing out of new petrol and diesel vehicles and the potential for organisations to reduce their Green House Gas emissions (and other air pollutants) from this often-significant source.
Many Fit for the Future members are developing (or looking to develop) initiatives in this key area, focusing on their own fleet vehicles and/or provision of EV infrastructure for staff and visitors/customers. Last September we hosted presentations from Fit for the Future members the National Trust, The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, The Caravan and Motorhome Club, and the British Heart Foundation, who shared their experiences and progress (webinar recording available in your online members area). One outcome of this webinar was to hear from organisations who provide EV infrastructure solutions. For this discussion group we are delighted to be joined by Shaun Wightman-Smith (Business Development Manager, 3ti).
Shaun will provide an overview of Papilio3 a pop-up mini solarcar park & EV charging hub, developed by 3ti, to boost the roll out of EV charging infrastructure and help to decarbonise the transport sector.
Papilio3 combines local mains power with solar panels, a battery and EV charge points, allowing businesses to deploy up to 12 fast charge points in one go. An ideal solution for workplace and destination car parks, including offices, retail outlets, travel hubs and leisure facilities.
Shaun will cover key features of Papilio 3, including:
• 12 fast EV charge points at 7, 11, or 22kW
• 42 solar panels & local mains electricity
• Up to 250kWh of battery storage capacity
• No new grid connection (in most areas)
• Deployed & commissioned within 24 hours
• Minimal ground works
• No planning permission (in most areas)
• Flexible rental agreements
• Smart charging & back-office billing system
There will also be any opportunity to ask Shaun questions and to join in a group discussion allowing you to share your challenge
s, learning, progress and questions with other members across the network.
Any member is welcome to attend, regardless of previous experience or knowledge on this topic. The workshop will be of benefit to all network members, whatever your size and scope of operations/activity. From organisations just starting off to those already delivering sustainable transport strategy there will be lots to share and collaborate on, from identifying collective challenges to learning from other approaches.