06 Sep '17, 4pm

Scotland to Ban Sale of New Gas and Diesel Cars by 2032

Scotland announced plans to end the sale of new gas and diesel-powered cars by 2032 and fast-track the development of a country-wide charging network for electric vehicles . "Our aim is for new petrol and diesel cars and vans to be phased out in Scotland by 2032—the end of the period covered by our new climate change plan and eight years ahead of the target set by the UK government," First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday. "We live in a time of unprecedented global challenge and change," Sturgeon continued. "We face rapid advances in technology; a moral obligation to tackle climate change … These challenges are considerable, but in each of them we will find opportunity. It is our job to seize it." Sturgeon also announced that Scottish government intends to finance a carbon capture and storage project in the North Sea. Scotland has emerged as a clean energy all-star...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/scotland-diesel-ban-2482199606.html

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