Scotland has a considerable breadth and depth of multidisciplinary transport research expertise across the 14 universities that form ETP’s research pool.
Within the fields of electrical and mechanical engineering, research centred on innovative power electronics systems led by the University of Strathclyde and the University of Edinburgh, which are helping to advance the development of innovative hardware and software components for electric vehicles and the infrastructure needed to charge them.
Batteries & fuels
Scotland is also home to world leading chemical and thermodynamic engineering schools at the University of St Andrews and the University of Glasgow whose researchers are at the forefront of making breakthroughs that improve the performance of batteries and low carbon fuels such as hydrogen.
The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) leads the way in identifying how lighter and reusable components for vehicles can be manufactured from materials sourced organically or from end-of-life equipment such as wind turbine blades.
Napier University’s Transport Research Institute (TRI) works collaboratively with industry to undertake research that helps to inform the policy and technological innovations needed to create and embed travel behaviours that reduce vehicle generated Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GGE).