UK H2Mobility

Transport Scotland

Transport Scotland is the national transport agency for Scotland, supporting businesses, communities and services and connecting people across Scotland and beyond.

Transport Scotland is committed to the almost complete decarbonisation of road transport by 2050, which is vital to help achieve Scotland’s ambitious climate change targets, with a resultant improvement in local air quality, public health and wellbeing, as well as providing opportunities for flourishing green technology industries.

Electric vehicles, be they plug-in or fuel cell, will play a key role in helping achieve this ambition, aligning with Scotland’s investment in a renewable energy sector that is harnessing the country’s vast natural resources, with a quarter of Europe’s tidal and offshore wind potential and a tenth of its wave power.

We are delighted to be part of the UK H2Mobility Partnership. Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles offer the potential to contribute to the decarbonisation of Scotland’s road transport sector, something to which the Scottish Government is firmly committed. The Scottish Government has already provided support for the Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project and is also taking forward a range of other activities to promote the uptake of electric vehicles, as set out in our recent publication, Switched On Scotland.

Keith Brown Scottish Transport Minister