The Scottish Government plans to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles by 2032, eight years ahead of the rest of the UK. This project, in partnership with the Scottish Government and other key players, aims to identity how best to plan for electric vehicles (EV) at known tourist spots.
This project aims to understand how increased EV uptake combined with tourist behaviour will impact on seasonal peak electric demand on the network. It will also identify the scale, location and duration of any increased charging demand for the North of Scotland followed by an in-depth study of specific locations. It will look to enhance stakeholder engagement by helping local community groups, local authorities and other organisations to understand the impact that heightened EV tourism will have on local demand. It will also inform investment strategies for network development based on expected impacts of EV uptake and tourist patterns, thus co-ordinating future network capacity efficiently.
July 2019 – September 2022