Aligning government policy on transport and energy

Informing Scotland's Integrated Energy Strategy


What is the impact of electric vehicles on Scotland's future energy policy?

Urban Foresight was tasked to review the opportunities to align the Scottish Government’s policies and priorities related to transport and energy.

The study specifically focused on the Scottish Government’s twin ambitions of encouraging widespread adoption of plug-in vehicles and developing a secure, sustainable and affordable electricity grid.

This recognised the potential for electric vehicles to make energy systems smarter and more efficient, as well as the importance of ensuring that the grid evolves to support increasing numbers of electric vehicles on the road.

The study was informed by comprehensive desk research and two stakeholder workshops which brought together experts from the electric vehicles and energy sectors. This provided insights for Transport Scotland’s ongoing work to implement its EV roadmap, as well as an overarching energy strategy being developed by the Scottish Government.

The following areas were examined, detailing the key players and processes involved and the important issues for consideration:

  • Electricity distribution systems and smart grids
  • Demand management
  • Energy storage and supporting high renewable grids
  • Electrical infrastructure
  • Vehicle-to-X applications
  • Energy markets

What We Delivered

Practical insights and evidence to support decision-making, policy development and the case for investments

Tracking trends, spotting significant developments and understanding why they are important

We are expert at running workshops and focus groups, using a variety of tools and techniques to combine and share information from large and small groups

We write award winning reports that are concise, logical and engaging

Sector Expertise

Developing secure, clean and affordable energy systems that are optimised for renewables and integrate new products and services

We have globally recognised expertise in the policies, infrastructure, business models and investments required to support widespread adoption of electric vehicles

Understanding the implications of public policy and developing recommendations to support policy and legislative change