The future of EV charging and mobility in cities


Our second panel at our North Greenwich forum in September looked at future mobility planning, new applications for data, transport project funding from the EU after Brexit and concerns over EV charging.

Key questions were asked about whether the necessary sharing of information in mobility planning between boroughs was taking place, the danger of relying on data for mobility planning if it becomes 'old', how data captures individual transport behaviours and whether the move to electric vehicles was being over shadowed by concerns about future city congestion.

Kim Smith, Head of Smart Mobility at dg:cities - Greenwich Council's private company that is testing various transport and mobility projects and which was set up in 2015 - has been looking at the future growth of the population in the east of London:

'We were tasked with creating a smart city strategy for the borough, and this included a transport strategy on balancing car use with how people could access mass transport systems more efficiently as well as walking and cycling.