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National Framework of Local Incentives for Electric Vehicles

Published on 4 November, this new report is aimed at assisting local authorities to encourage the adoption of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Local authorities across Scotland control a range of local assets and powers that can be harnessed to encourage the adoption of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EVs and PHEVs).

A National Framework of Local Incentives for Electric Vehicles, a collaboration between Urban Foresight consultancy, Transport Scotland and the Society of Chief Officers of Transportation Scotland (SCOTS), identifies a range of measures that can be implemented and provides guidance and examples of good practice to support successful implementation.

The Framework provides guidance and examples of good practice to support successful implementation of measures relating to four key policy areas:

- Parking

- Planning

- Road Access and Charging

- Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles

It draws on desk research, interviews and findings from two workshops that brought together over 60 participants from across the public and private sector. It will be useful for anyone involved in promoting the adoption of electric vehicles in Scotland, especially at a local level. Transport Scotland will continue to encourage and support local authorities who are considering implementing some of these measures.

The Framework will also feed directly into Transport Scotland’s refresh of the Switched On Scotland Electric Vehicle Roadmap, due to be published by spring 2017.  

Any questions relating to the report should be directed to Transport Scotland Electric_Vehicles@gov.scot  or Adam Suleiman at Urban Foresight Adam.Suleiman@urbanforesight.org.

09 November 2016

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