A major part of the Rapid Charge Network project is the development of a comprehensive strategy for others to share.

This is made up of a range of documents including:

  • A detailed roadmap

  • Guidelines and recommendations for the development of similar networks

  • A detailed study on the market, technical and regulatory assessments and lessons learnt

From the project

  • A business case for rapid charge networks.


Rapid Charge Network How To Guide

A comprehensive overview of how to install electric vehicle rapid charging networks with learnings from the RCN project. 

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Rapid Charge Network canopy study

A feasibility study, undertaken by TRL, to understand the implications of installing canpopy structures at rapid charge stations.

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Rapid Charge Network final study report (Activity 6)

This report is the full academic study of the impact of the Rapid Charge Network. Published February 2016.

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Rapid Charge Network study report – summary

This brochure provides a snapshot of the study findings from the Rapid Charge Network project. Produced December 2015.

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RCN: the midway point

The latest update from the Rapid Charge Network project. Produced June 2015.

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Presentation for LCV2015

Josey Wardle, Project Manager, presentated at the LCV2015 show in Millbrook on Thursday 10 September on the results of the project to date.

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Rapid Charge Network project brochure

The project brochure developed as we started the Rapid Charge Network. Produced September 2014.

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Rapid Charge Network corporate video

As the Rapid Charge Network project draws to an end, we hear from the team that make it happen and travel the 1,100km of route.

Rapid Charge Network animation updated

Our project animation was updated in November 2015 to incorporate some of the initial findings from the study of the project.

European Electric Vehicle projects

The Rapid Charge Network joined forces with 6 other projects across Europe, to present at the recent European Union’s TEN-T Days conference….

Rapid Charge Network Animation

This animation was developed at the start of the Rapid Charge Network project to tell the story of the objectives for the project.

Fact sheets

RCN: the multi-standard way

Olivier Paturet, Nissan Europe, tells us why he felt the multi-standard approach was needed for the Rapid Charge Network project.

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Eurpoean Logo

The Rapid Charge Network is supported by major industry partners, including:

  • Nissan Logo
  • BMW Logo
  • ES3 Logo
  • Renault Logo
  • Volkswagen Logo