Spotlight on new research at Electric Vehicle Day

Electric Vehicle Event 2018. BEng/BEng (Hons) Energy & Environmental Engineering students Rory Dowell and Colin Cochrane and research student Keith Alcock (light jacket)

Scottish Transport Secretary Michael Matheson MSP will give the keynote address at our 5th Annual Electric Vehicle Event on 9th October 2019.

There will be an opportunity to test ride electric bikes and view Alexander Dennis’ fully electric double decker bus.

Dr Jonathan Cowie, lecturer in the University’s School of Engineering and the Built Environment, will outline the early findings of the SURFLOGH project – Smart Urban Freight Logistics Hubs – a collaboration prioritising the development of green transport solutions in urban areas.

He said: “Much research has been devoted to identifying the key factors that lead to a financially and environmentally sustainable urban freight supply chain. Despite much ‘success’ at the academic level, to date no EU-funded pilot has survived beyond the project termination date.

“This pilot study of a cycle logistics operator in Edinburgh has identified a successful business model based on a ‘bottom up’ rather than a ‘top down’ approach and one which links directly into existing supply chains.”

Read article in Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’ magazine here and in The Nen.

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