Phone: +44 (0) 1603 542166
Email: k.hickford@cornwall-insight.com

Katie focuses on electric vehicles and leads the delivery of the Energy Retail and Electric Vehicles (EREV) report, as well as assisting with the monthly Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) Forums and EV training. She previously led the quarterly Domestic Market Share Survey report and data delivery.

Katie joined the team in July 2019, having previously worked at a local authority Energy and Environment department, helping to expand Suffolk’s Electric Vehicle charge point network and increasing public awareness at Electric Vehicle shows. She also researched Electric Vehicles for her dissertation, investigating media (specifically newspapers) portrayal over the past 18 years. Katie is a graduate from the UEA with a BSc (Hons) Environmental Science with a Year in Industry.

Latest thinking

Low carbon generation

Through the dark: Transformation for community energy

Community energy generation in Ireland is currently at a nascent stage, but developments in 2019 could see it become a major player in energy generation. Most community energy funding is spent on energy efficiency rather than energy generation. Our research indicates that there is as little as 6MW of community-owned...


Update | Demand for more charging infrastructure as EV ownership increases

We recently received additional information on a press release issued at the beginning of December on Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charge points. Below is an update to the data and graph. We would like to apologise for any issues this may have caused. Updated analysis by Cornwall Insight shows the...

E-mobility and low carbon

New service shows Electric Vehicles role in net zero

As the ban of petrol and diesel vehicles looks set to be brought forward from 2040, electric vehicles (EVs) are increasingly the focus of the UK’s net zero journey. Last week the Labour party joined calls to bring the sale ban of new internal combustion engine (ICE) and hybrid vehicles...

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