With any investment or lending decision, it’s vital for financiers to understand the technical and commercial aspects of the sector to evaluate a business plan. As we approach the 2030 deadline for the phase out of the sale of new Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles, there is an increasing urgency to upskill investors to accelerate the pace of capital being deployed into charging infrastructure.

Members of our Coalition for the Decarbonisation of Road Transport have highlighted the benefits of being able to access this information in one place to simplify the process for investors. We were delighted to partner with BEAMA to refresh their 2015 Guide to Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure and supplement their members’ technical expertise with the commercial expertise of our coalition members, to bring together the relevant information into one resource

The guide explains core concepts and product types and discusses how they are used so that the reader may gain a strong appreciation of all the infrastructure-side elements involved in charging EVs, allowing them to understand different business models. Fundamentally this guide seeks to enable the development of a UK wide charging infrastructure network, to ultimately deliver on the UK’s transition to zero emissions.

We hope this guide helps to bridge the knowledge gap faced by stakeholders looking to finance charging infrastructure and helps to unlock more private capital to accelerate the roll out of the UK’s charging network.