Scotland to Ban ICE Vehicles From All City Centers by 2050; Only EVs Will Be Allowed In

7 months ago by Eric Loveday 15

Chargers Will be Everywhere in City Centers in Scotland to Promote the Use of EVs

Chargers Will be Everywhere in City Centers in Scotland to Promote the Use of EVs

According to Press TV, the Scottish government is looking to make a bold move that will highly favor electric vehicles over any ICE transport in city centers.

Scotland To Go EV-Only by 2050

Scotland To Go EV-Only by 2050

It’s being reported that Scotland intends to completely ban ICE vehicle from its city center by 2050

That move will cut down on pollutants in congested areas (this must be done to comply with European Union guidelines), while simultaneously promoting the purchase of electric vehicles.

The idea is that Scottish government will lead the way by  replacing all of its ICE fleet vehicles with electrics and by equipping the majority of government building with charging stations to encourage the rest of the public to follow its lead.

As for private purchase of electric vehicles, Scotland plans to offer first-time buyers a £5,000 ($7,939 US) incentive on passenger EV and £8,000 ($12,702 US) on commercial electric vans.  In addition, Scotland offers grants to cover the entire expense of purchasing and installing residential charging stations..

Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown wholly supports the idea of banning ICE from city centers by 2050 and so do we.

Source: Press TV

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15 responses to "Scotland to Ban ICE Vehicles From All City Centers by 2050; Only EVs Will Be Allowed In"

  1. kdawg says:

    2050 seems a long ways off, what is London’s schedule?.

    Oh, and I would love to hear Stuart Mackenzie’s opinion on this :)

    1. Spec says:

      I love that scene. That movie is underappreciated. Not a great movie but just watching Mike Myers do those characters is awesome.

  2. Eric Loveday says:

    Ban all ICE…we say

    1. Rick says:

      Yes, let’s throw 700,000 people out of work. :)

      1. Tesla Fan says:

        to save the earth and the atmosphere i say yes throw them all out of work…. yet if their working cant they afford to get an EV?

  3. CS says:

    Yes Eric. It’s only a matter of time…
    :)

  4. CS says:

    I remember snowboarding in Switzerland a decade ago and no ICE vehicles were allowed in the villiage where we stayed. It seemed soooo quiet and peaceful all of the time.

    1. Aaron says:

      On Mackinac Island, Michigan, they don’t allow cars at all. It’s so peaceful and quiet. Just watch for the horse droppings and all the bikes.

    2. io says:

      Yes, Zermatt would be one such place. Still no gas anything today (except for emergency vehicles, I was told), and it feels great.

  5. Spec says:

    Scotland is trying to become Norway.

  6. David Murray says:

    I wonder if PHEVs will be allowed as long as they are operating on EV power?

  7. scott moore says:

    Darn, I won’t be able to drive to Scotland by 2050….

    Ps. Yes, I have my own country, my own valley (Scotts valley, california), and in fact I have my own street nearby.

    The funny thing is I’m not even sure I am Scottish.

    1. Spec says:

      You have your own tape too! And if it’s not Scottish . . . IT’S CRAAAAAAP!

    2. kdawg says:

      I don’t think your name could be Moore Scott(ish) :P

  8. Priusmaniac says:

    Yes 2050 is really too far off. It actually sounds more like a counterproductive reassurance that ICE vehicles will be allowed in city centers at least until 2050.
    On a realistic basis, if you don’t want to take a person by surprise, and considering a really long life of 15 years for a ICE car bought in 2013, you would put the ban at most in 2028, not 2050.