Scotland to expand its charging network for Electric Vehicles

07 September 2017

Scotland is to phase out new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2032, eight years ahead of the UK government’s pledge of 2040.

According to a BBC News report car manufacturers have already been investing heavily in Electric Vehicles (EV).

Westminster does not intend to introduce legislation banning petrol and diesel cars but instead use incentives to coax the car industry into the change.

Critics have already said that the transition will happen anyway without much government intervention, but there needs to be an infrastructure network alongside it so potential consumers are not put off by range-anxiety; the fear of running out of battery life.

Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister, has promised a significant expansion in the charging network including an electric highway along the A9, Scotland's longest road. Low emissions zones are also to be created in Scotland's four largest cities by 2020

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