Who Ultimately Pays for and Who Gains from the Electricity Network Upgrade for EVs to Support the UK's Net Zero Carbon Ambition?

Turner, Karen and Alabi, Oluwafisayo and Calvillo, Christian and Katris, Antonios (2020) Who Ultimately Pays for and Who Gains from the Electricity Network Upgrade for EVs to Support the UK's Net Zero Carbon Ambition? [Report]

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    Abstract

    The UK and Scottish Governments commitments to the mid-century net zero targets present a significant challenge that requires systemic changes in how we live and do business. The questions/concerns around investment in Electric Vehicles (EVs), EV rollout and the upcoming 2035 UK-wide restriction on sales of new conventional vehicles is a key focus of net zero priorities and futures. In this context, a central and crucial question focuses on how and to what extent the level and timing of investment to support the projected EV rollout not only enables targeted emission reduction, but also affects the pathways and nature of economic expansion and economic wellbeing. In that, the decarbonisation transportation needs to be achieved in a way that is sustainable and in line with the ‘just transition’ focus of internationally agreed emission reduction