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Transport: Electricity

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 66168, tabled on 29 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of electricity that will be required to fuel transport in the UK in the years (a) 2025, (b) 2030, (c) 2035 and (d) 2040.

Answered on

3 November 2021

As part of BEIS annually published Energy and Emissions Projections a breakdown is given of the final energy demand for electricity for each sector including transport, for all years up to 2040 (see ‘Annex F: Final energy demand’ of each publication). The annual projections include only firm and funded policy, and over time will include the measures set out in the recent Transport Decarbonisation Plan and Net Zero Strategy as they progress to impact assessment stage.

As part of the Net Zero Strategy BEIS have considered the electricity demand from all sectors including transport for the delivery pathway up to 2037 (see Figure 14), to ensure that power supply can meet expected demand across the whole economy, while delivering net zero and carbon budgets.

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