Creating Europe’s most visionary electric vehicle city

Strategy, projects and funding to make Dundee a world-leading EV city


How did Dundee become Europe’s most visionary electric vehicle city?

In October 2018, Urban Foresight’s CEO Dr David Beeton collected the prestigious E-Visionary award for the City of Dundee at a ceremony held by the World Electric Vehicle Association in Japan.

Urban Foresight’s partnership with Dundee City Council started in 2011. The Scottish Government commissioned us to develop an electric vehicle (EV) roadmap and to design a series of projects to phase out fossil fuel vehicle sales by 2032 (read the full roadmap here).

As part of this work, Urban Foresight also developed the concept of an exemplar city to set a benchmark for implementing Scotland’s roadmap and to become a hub for global best practice.


Sector Expertise

Bottom-up understanding of the needs and motivations of citizens, as well as engaging with communities to inspire positive actions and behaviours 

How new technologies and business models are transforming the way people and goods are transported to create better connected, healthier and more sustainable cities 

Maximising the opportunities for employment and wealth creation and helping to establish the necessary governance, policy and capital funding to make this possible 

What We Delivered

Defining commercial opportunities and the underlying economic impacts of a project 

Professional engagement with relevant stakeholders and experts to uncover key insights and identify shared priorities 

Defining key stakeholders, determining their priorities and defining their relationship to a client or project 

We reimagine services in order to create new economic value and meet customer needs in new ways.