The Scottish Government announced that it will be investing £7 million to champion innovation in zero emission mobility projects through the creation of a new facility in Dundee and supporting the Driving the Electric Revolution Scotland Centre.
The Low Carbon Transport Application Centre, LOCATE, will be based at the Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) site and the recipient of £4 million. The new facility will support heavy duty vehicle platform testing and innovation, particularly focusing on hydrogen fuel cell and battery electric powertrains. The Driving the Electric Revolution Scotland Centre will receive £3 million to focus on the decarbonisation of heavy-duty vehicles through battery electrification and charging technology.
Partners working to bring this project to fruition with the Scottish Government are the Hydrogen Accelerator at the University of St Andrews and the Power Networks Demonstration Centre at the University of Strathclyde.
Professor John Irvine said: “We are delighted to be leading on the development of the LOCATE facility to support the Scottish Government’s climate change targets. The Hydrogen Accelerator’s focus on zero emission mobility is to stimulate innovation, supply chain developments, inward investment and creating high value employment. LOCATE complements both the Power Networks Demonstration Centre, based at the University of Strathclyde and the GENESIS facilities located the University of St Andrews Eden Campus.”