Transport energy infrastructure roadmap to 2050

In the context of the expected transition to lower carbon powertrains and fuels, the Auto Council vehicle roadmaps have proven to be a useful tool to focus research, funding and policy, bringing into one place the industry’s views on future technology options, deployment steps and corresponding policy drivers. To complement these powertrain technologies roadmaps, the LowCVP commissioned a Road Transport Fuels Roadmap in 2013-14, which also proved successful in bringing clarity to the fuel options available and mapping the enabling milestones. This Infrastructure roadmap is the ‘missing piece’ that will support new powertrains and new fuels. This roadmap is all the more necessary as theneeds and barriers for deployment of electric, hydrogen and gas refuelling stations differ significantly and refuelling/recharging infrastructure is a key enabler for low emission vehicles. The objectives of the Infrastructure Roadmap are to: Assess the infrastructure needs and barriers for deployment of electric, hydrogen and gas refuelling stations to 2050, including impact on upstream distribution, as well as to consider ‘conventional’ liquid fuels; and Make recommendations for delivery of infrastructure deployment, both at national and local government level.

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