On behalf of Yvonne Lawrie and coleagues at Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh Napier University's 3rd Electric Vehicle Event Wednesday 11th October 2017 Rivers Suite, Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus, Colinton Road, Edinburgh.
Keynote address: Scotland's Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf
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The First Minister has just announced her commitment for Scotland to phase out new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2032 - eight years ahead of the UK government's target. This would see a "massive" expansion in electric charging points, Ms Sturgeon said, with pilot projects set up to encourage uptake of electric vehicles and to make the A9 Scotland's first fully electric-enabled road. Low emissions zones will also be created in Scotland's four largest cities by 2020.
Currently there are over 1.2 Billion vehicles on this planet. That figure is expected to rise to 2 Billion by 2035. The runaway success of the automobile is due to its impressive performance - travels more than 300 miles without refuelling the fuel tank and can attain speeds of over 100 mph. Automobiles, however, are increasingly being scrutinised with reference to their environmental credentials: local kerb-side pollution as well as their contribution to climate change - a quarter of global carbon emissions emanate from their tail-pipes. This event will provide the latest information regarding the pros and cons of automobiles that will include discussions on the air quality and lectures related to the latest electric vehicle R&D.
Bryan Matthews CMCILT
Senior Research Fellow
Institute for Transport Studies and Centre for Disability Studies
University of Leeds
Tel: +44 113 3435341
Please note, my normal working days are Mon-Thurs
Recent Articles and Presentations
Matthews B (2016) Mobility Benefits and the Benefits of Mobility: What can welfare economics tell us about the economics of welfare? Presented at the Lancaster Disability Studies Conference, Lancaster, September 2016.
Matthews B (2015) Sharing Some Thoughts on Shared Space and the Equality Act, PTRC Training News, available at:
Edwards SJ, Partington D, Matthews B, and Blythe P (2015) Technology to support independent travel in the UK, MUNICIPAL ENGINEER (PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS) V168 pp140-149
Szczerbinska-Speakman K, Matthews B (2014) Retrofitting an accessible highway: a user-led approach, MUNICIPAL ENGINEER (PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS) V167 pp207-213.