Case studies

Acceleration of electric vehicle trials


North East England is to play a key part in the largest programme of real-world trials ever seen of electric and low-carbon cars. 35 cars developed in the region will be trialled with Nissan, Smith Electric Vehicles in partnership with LTI, AVID Vehicles, Liberty Electric Cars, Newcastle University and One North East all involved.

The project will include 15 Nissan cars, 10 Smith electric taxis, five Smith people carriers, a Smith executive minibus, two AVID saloon cars and two Liberty urban Range Rovers, alongside a network of charging points.

Newcastle University’s Transport Operations Research Group will monitor and model the performance and use of the vehicles