This dataset rates the suitability of pavements and curbsides for installation of on-street EV charge points.
This dataset rates the suitability of pavements and curbsides for the installation of on-street EV charge points.
Utilising an array of input datasets, including street layout and pavement width, curbsides are categorised by their likely suitability for an on-street charge point in line with the recommendations of the The IET Code of Practice for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation. For example, curbsides are ruled unsuitable if they are within 2.5 metres of a sim touch, which is any metal object connected to your electricity supply. Similarly pavements with a width of 2.5 metres or less are likely unsuitable. The dataset supports the users wishing to filter and triage potential sites for EVCP deployment and reduces the need for site visits.
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