Geospatial Insight’s analysis to jump start Isle of Wight’s EV ambitions

Geospatial Insight have been selected by a consortium of Public Sector bodies, including Isle of Wight Council, South West Net Zero Hub, and the West of England Combined Authority, to undertake a detailed analysis of the Isle of Wight’s key urban conurbations and council owned car parks to support the development of a public EV infrastructure deployment strategy for the south coast island.

“Geospatial Insight are absolutely delighted to have been chosen to undertake such an important piece of analysis by this consortium. The outputs we will deliver will play a key role in helping the Isle of Wight meet its future eMobility ambitions” commented Ian Dee, Climate Applications Lead at Geospatial Insight. “An equitable and future proofed EV infrastructure strategy is critical for the island, not just to ensure that their residents and businesses can transition to electric vehicles, but also to support the tourism industry, which forms such a vital part of the Isle of Wight economy.”


The project, which will utilise a variety of geospatial datasets, such as satellite imagery and digital mapping, will enable the Isle of Wight to determine which of their car parks could be utilised as off-street charging hubs, identify where residential areas have a shortage of available off-street parking and driveways, and where on-street solutions could be deployed free from constraints, such as footway obstructions and grid capacity issues. Geospatial Insight will deliver the results via the LOCATE platform, a bespoke Software-as-a-Service application created specifically for EV network analysis and planning, facilitating pro-active modelling of future infrastructure scenarios and rapid responses to resident and business chargepoint enquiries.


Geospatial Insight’s EV infrastructure intelligence, alongside the dedicated platform – LOCATE – is now being used to support the transition to electrified mobility by stakeholders responsible for transport policies and strategies impacting over 3,500,000 of the UK’s total population.