Key messages of the report are:
- decarbonising transport can use various options, primarily liquid fuels, electricity and hydrogen;
- each option would require key steps to enable deployment, and would have implications for the wider energy sector;
- actions can be taken to address implications and deployment challenges, including:
- research to improve energy options;
- regulations and incentives to drive uptake of options and delivery of their benefits;
- strategic infrastructure decisions to facilitate energy options.
The launch event was chaired by Phil Blythe, the Chief Scientific Advisor at DfT, with presentations by the ERP and a panel of guest speakers:
- Simon Cran-McGreehin of the ERP presented an overview of the report (slides here)
- Andy Eastlake of the Low CVP discussed development of vehicles
- Liam Lidstone of the ETI discussed user interactions and energy systems integration (slides here)
- Bob Moran of OLEV provided a government perspective (slides here)
The panel provided fascinating perspectives on the energy options for transport, and attendees from the transport and energy sectors posed a range of challenging questions for debate. A summary of the discussions is available on the event’s webpage.
The ERP will continue to work with key stakeholders on cross-cutting topics between the transport and energy sectors. If you would like to discuss any of the issues raised in this project, please contact Simon Cran-McGreehin (firstname.lastname@example.org).