Network Development Manager - EV Infrastructure Team
BiographyThe Scottish Government has set a vision of freeing Scotlandís towns, cities and communities from the damaging effects of petrol and diesel-fuelled vehicles by 2050. A key action to support the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is the development of reliable charging infrastructure across Scotland.
Transport Scotland is part of the devolved Scottish Government and is the national transport agency for Scotland. Transport Scotland seeks to deliver a safe, efficient, cost-effective and sustainable transport system for the benefit of the people of Scotland, playing a key role in helping to achieve the Scottish Government’s Purpose of increasing sustainable economic growth with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish. In terms of electric vehicles, Transport Scotland has both policy and delivery responsibilities.
The role of the EV Infrastructure Team is primarily to oversee the development of a robust and reliable network of publically available refuelling points for low emission vehicles across Scotland. This work currently focuses on the development of charging points for electric vehicles, known as the ChargePlace Scotland network. It is anticipated this will extend to cover the development of a refuelling network for other green fuels such as Hydrogen vehicles as the industry grows in the future.
My role is primarily to focus on the future development of the ChargePlace Scotland network. This includes identifying new locations across the Scottish road network, ensuring connections between Scotlandís cities and towns for the benefit of electric vehicle drivers. This involves engaging with several key stakeholders including local authorities, suppliers, other electric vehicle network operators, and the electric vehicle driver community. My role also includes responsibility for the management of back office providers, future funding opportunities, and on-going research into future technology opportunities for the electric vehicle industry.
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