Identifying the economic impact from ULEV uptake
The transport sector presents the biggest challenge to decarbonisation, with emissions increasing each year since 2010. In 2016, transport (including aviation and shipping) contributed 37% of Scotland’s total greenhouse gas emissions. However, Scotland has shown strong ambition in this area: the Scottish Government has pledged to remove the need for new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2032. Transport Scotland is aware that increasing ULEVs will have both positive and negative consequences. To help it develop interventions, this report has: identified the economic impacts; developed a detailed framework to assess them; and used the outcomes to highlight the implications for policies to smooth the transition to ULEVs.