Electric vehicles infrastructure development plan
It took me an hour and thirty minutes to analyse the data
Towards Net Zero Emissions 2030: Hillingdon gets 41 electrical vehicle rapid charging devices in three years
There was a significant increase in the number of units of electric vehicle chargers at rapid speeds deployed in Hillingdon. The number rose from 26 units in October 2019 to 41 units in July 2022 indicating a 57.69% increase,
data provided by the Department of Transport Statistics show.
Developing my story
Because I am writing for Hillingdon Enquirer, I will do a story that is relevant to readers in Hillingdon. I will highlight the increase and support it with findings from the data sets which point to a higher interaction with EV charging stations.
Hillingdon experienced a marked increase in the availability of chargers at rapid speeds between October 2019 and July 2022. The number of rapid devices installed per 100,000 Hillingdon population rose from 8.5 units in October 2019 to 13.3 units in July 2022 representing a 56.47% increase. I will use the London 2030 electric infrastructure strategy to background my story taking into cognizance the objective of successfully phasing out petrol and diesel engines by 2030 when London will switch to Net Zero emissions.
Who I will interview
I will speak to EV owners, environmentalists, Hillingdon Council officials, and members of the Task Force of the London 2030 Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy.
Questions for Hillingdon Council members and task force officials.
1. Are there incentives in place to encourage fossil fuel vehicle owners to switch to EVs?
2. What new innovations could be introduced toward achieving the objective of the strategy?
3. Is Hillingdon and by extension, London on track to actualizing the goal of zero carbon emission by 2030?
Questions for EV owners, taxi drivers, and black taxi drivers?
5. How has the strategy impacted them?
6. Should slow chargers be ditched for rapid chargers?
Questions for environmentalists?
7. Is the program on track for 2030?
8. Is it possible for EVs to replace fossil fuel vehicles?
9. What are the chances for global adoption of EVs.
Based on their reactions, I will write my story. In conclusion, I will summarise the progress made so far and explore whether there is a need to ramp up the project or whether enough has already been done towards achieving net zero by 2030. I will also make recommendations going forward based on the advice of experts and environmentalists.