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Rural motorists face particular challenges in terms of costs and accessibility which are unique to these locations.

New research from this demonstrator trial in Warwickshire – the Warwickshire Rural Electric Vehicle project  (WREV) will identify how electric vehicles can be used to solve the transportation problems faced by rural businesses and motorists.

business in socReport complied by:

Dr Andrew Jones, Research Assistant, Centre for Business in Society (CBiS), Coventry University

Dr Jason Begeley,  Research Fellow,  Centre for Business in Society (CBiS), Coventry University

Key contents include:

  • Assessing the need for EVs and how they can be used in a rural setting
  • Understanding motivations for businesses joining  the WREV project
  • Assessing vehicle performance through analysis of the fleet’s journey types (trips, miles, time), and savings (fuel and emissions)
  • Benefits to SME’s driving EV’s
  • Assessment of the WREV trial: Advantages and Disadvantages
  • SMEs future plans
  • Recommendations

Download the executive summary wrev-executive-summary-nov-2016

Download the final report wrev-report-final-nov-2016


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