Integrating Electric Vehicles Into Society

Electric Vehicles

The European production launch of Nissan Sunderland’s all electric LEAF in March last year showcased North East England’s unique approach to Electric Vehicle (EV) technology but it was the culmination of a masterplan for the region which started six years earlier.

Electric VehiclesThe European production launch of Nissan Sunderland’s all electric LEAF in March last year showcased North East England’s unique approach to Electric Vehicle (EV) technology but it was the culmination of a masterplan for the region which started six years earlier. Dr Colin Herron, Managing Director, Zero Carbon Futures, discusses some of the challenges faced to ensuring the region was ‘EV- ready’.

“Over the last few years, we have been witnessing one of the greatest transformations of the automotive industry in its entire history with the move towards low carbon vehicles. North East England’s journey to become a true demonstration region to electric vehicles started as early as 2008 as we looked ahead to understand the implications for society of changing to Electric Vehicles.

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