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Network Upgrades for Electric Vehicles: who ultimately pays?

This invitation only event discusses research funded by CESI through the Centre’s first Flex Fund led by Professor Karen Turner of the University of Strathclyde.

Date/Time: Monday, 29th April 2019, 10:00-12:00. Registration from 09:30

Venue: University of Strathclyde, Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow G1 1RD

The UK and Scottish Governments have set ambitious targets for the roll-out of electric vehicles (EVs). With that comes a shift in demand away from petrol and diesel fuels and towards electricity, which has major impacts for the electricity system.

CESI funded a team led by Professor Karen Turner, Director of The University of Strathclyde's Centre for Energy Policy, to conduct research on how the costs of network upgrades will impact across the UK economy, set against the benefits of EV roll-out.  This has a particular focus on how GDP, activity in different industries and household incomes may be impacted.

This roundtable event provides an opportunity to bring together key policy stakeholders.  We will use the findings of our work as the basis for discussion to consider the implications for future research and policy design.

The event is part of the University of Strathclyde’s Engage with Strathclyde Programme, taking place 29th April - 3th May 2019.

Briefing documents for the event

Benefits of attending

This event will bring together different stakeholders associated with the network investment required to enable the roll-out of EVs who will: 

  • Participate in roundtable discussions with other policy stakeholders
  • Gain useful insights around the timing and investment required to enable the roll-out of Electric Vehicles

Find out more

To find out more and to express an interest in attending, see the Engage Strathclyde event page.

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