Scottish Government’s electric vehicle roadmap

Switched On Scotland: A Roadmap to Widespread Adoption of Plug-in Vehicles

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The Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Vehicle Policy Team tasked Urban Foresight to develop a roadmap to support widespread adoption of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Urban Foresight designed a process to enable consultation with all relevant stakeholders. This culminated in a series of workshops over a period of eight months which assembled over 120 stakeholders from 78 different organisations across government, industry, environmental charities and the wider public sector.

Urban Foresight facilitated each of these workshops and used a variety of roadmapping tools to identify the key opportunities and challenges, as well as establishing a consensus on the priorities for action.

The insights collected in these workshops were supplemented by desk research and Urban Foresight’s in-house expertise on policies and technologies to promote plug-in vehicle adoption. This informed a report, which Urban Foresight wrote to both convey key messages and provide a comprehensive framework for understanding the areas in which action was most needed.

A key success of this project was our ability to work closely with Transport Scotland to translate multiple stakeholder priorities into a consensus vision and actionable strategy. This established a foundation to deliver the ambitious transformation of phasing out fossil-fuelled vehicles from towns, cities and communities across Scotland. Read the full roadmap here.

What We Delivered

Defining the key features, structure, criteria for success, and major deliverables of a new project or programme

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

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

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

We have specialist toolkits to shape future outlooks, develop actionable strategies and open up new possibilities for innovation

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

Sector Expertise

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

We understand the connections between systems and how technology can facilitate more efficient and effective urban infrastructure and services