Cenex and Arup were commissioned by the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR, now Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) and the Department for Transport (DfT) to investigate the scope for the transport sector to switch to vehicles powered through electricity from the grid in the period until 2030.
Road based transport currently accounts for approximately 22 per cent of the UK CO2 emissions and therefore reducing the reliance on carbon based fuels in this sector is seen as a priority. As highlighted in the King Review of Low-Carbon Cars, road based CO2 emissions reductions will come from a number of different sources including the development of alternative fuels such as hydrogen, continuing improvements in internal combustion engine efficiency and the wider rollout of hybrid powertrains, and light-weighting of vehicles.
The report was commissioned to provide a better understanding of the contribution that the introduction of battery electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) can make to the long-term reduction of the UK’s CO2 emissions.
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For more details on this study and Cenex’s other activities in electrification of transport, please contact us.