Switched on Scotland: A roadmap to widespread adoption of plug in vehicles

1 Introduction

In September 2013, Transport Scotland published Switched On Scotland: A Roadmap to Widespread Adoption of Plug-in Vehicles. This document set out a strategy to free Scottish towns, cities and communities from the damaging emissions of petrol and diesel-fuelled vehicles by 2050.

Recognising the rapid pace of change in technologies and markets for plug-in vehicles, the Roadmap included a commitment to review early progress and identify any areas in which further action is required.

This review fulfils the first part of this commitment by evaluating progress, both at a strategic level and against the 37 individual actions outlined in the Roadmap. This review will also be used to inform the development of a new plug-in vehicle action plan, outlining key next steps over the medium term, which will be published by Spring 2017.

1.1 Structure

This report is structured as follows:

  • Chapter 2 restates the vision and outlook set in the Roadmap.
  • Chapter 3 outlines the seven factors identified in the Roadmap that influence adoption, and the goals set for each.
  • Chapters 4 to 10 assess each goal outlined in the Roadmap by reviewing the progress to date.
  • Appendix A contains a summary of progress against all 37 actions in the Roadmap.