Since its formation in 2003, Element Energy has established itself as one of the UKs leading low carbon energy consultancies. We have a reputation for insightful and robust policy advice, underpinned by an in-depth technical knowledge of the sector developed through our engineering analyses. We help our clients move forward, confident that their decisions are supported by a sound evidence base. We are willing to challenge assumptions and are able to develop efficient and insightful analysis which reflects the complexity of the sector. Our work in the transport sector covers all road vehicle powertrains and fuels. We have conducted numerous cost analyses as well as pioneered the use of consumer choice modelling in the UK, for both private clients and the public sector.
We have a particularly strong understanding of the infrastructure deployment for both electric and hydrogen vehicles. Recent work on electric vehicles (EVs) includes the analysis of the cost and performance of EV batteries for the Committee on Climate Change as part of their analysis of abatement cost effectiveness, as well as a study of conditions necessary to reach the CCC targets of 60% market share for EVs in 2030. We also conducted an analysis of the future market for Ultra Low Emission Vans for the Department of Transport that formed part of the evidence base for the Plug-in Van Grant introduced by OLEV in January 2012.
We do extensive work on hydrogen vehicles, for instance supporting the UK H2 Mobility and France H2 Mobility initiatives, planning a coordinated deployment of vehicles and infrastructure. For both electric and hydrogen vehicles, our work considers their role within the wider energy system, with in depth studies of the impacts on or interactions with the electricity and gas networks. We have conducted several analyses for the LowCVP, including the 2011 award-winning report on Influences on the market for low carbon vehicles 2020-2030, a study of the impact of technology and policy factors on total cost of ownership of the full range of car powertrains to 2030.
In 2014, we delivered the Options for the UK to meet the Renewable Energy Directive transport target and Fuel roadmap for the UK to 2030 reports. Both studies included industry consultation and fed into the Department for Transport’s call of evidence on biofuels.