Scotland to ban petrol and diesel car sales by 2032
Scotland to ban petrol and diesel car sales by 2032. Scotland has laid out an elaborate plan that will see the phasing out of the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2032, which is eight years ahead of the proposed time scale set out by the London government.This is because of some measures the government has taken to improve the economy of that region.
In July, Britain government said the move is aimed at reducing pollution in the greater United kingdom, replicating plans by other cities such as Mexico City, Athens and Madrid.
Scotland however, thought they could do better. Since Scotland accounts for approximately 10 percent of the car market in Britain, the First Minister spelt out plans to for a deposit return scheme for cans and bottles, and to expand electrical car charging locations. She also outlined a plan to phase out the requests for new diesel vehicles petrol by 2032, and the establishment of low emissions zones in at least the four largest cities in Scotland’s by 2020.The UK Government aims a plan for vans and cars on their roads to be zero emission.
Interviews by a journalist at The Scotsman unveiled a lot more about the program. Dr Richard Dixon,The Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland said: ‘The Scottish Government has put improving and protecting the environment at the heart of their legislative and policy programme.
‘Promises here will reduce climate change emissions, save people from air pollution and help Scotland become a leading example of a low carbon country.’
Patrick Harvie, The Scottish Green Party co-convenor added, ‘The phase out of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2032 is a good aim but we need a clear commitment to end their use. Greens have long argued for action on air pollution, and the commitment to have low emissions zones in four cities by 2020 rather than the single zone the government originally proposed is modest progress.
Nation-wide charging plan for electric cars will now be laid down according to a recent government announcement via press release. In a recent survey of over 1,000 auto executives by KMPG, the majority of those surveyed agreed that diesel was “dead”. They also said that battery electric vehicles are the most current type of car sought after now in the auto industry.
Climate Home reported intense lobbying that shows extra efforts by car industries in an aim to maintain their influence and dominance by meeting officials more times once from 2015 which is great news for car companies that are working to be more environmentally friendly. “The UK government’s withdrawal of support for storage initiatives and key carbon capture risks that potential. She said that the government we will continue to initiate and strengthen a strong financial framework and ensure the right policies are put in place for this ambitious but progressive move.