The effectiveness of transport decarbonisation is largely dependent on power sector decarbonisation. We must be careful not to move emissions onto power generation facilities.
In order to fully achieve the decarbonising of transport we need to reinforce both sectors and make these systems “smarter”. Electricity network and transport are increasingly interacting in an unprecedented manner with potential to give rise to a new merged industry.
This research theme is looking at the short, medium and long-term challenges associated with electricity as energy carrier for the different low-carbon transport modes and carbon intensive services (cars, trains and electric aircrafts) mapping this with planned electricity generation mixes in the UK up to 2050.
The focus in this research theme will be on:
Associated Projects and Networks