Scotland Looks To Phase Out Gas And Diesel Vehicles By 2032

SEP 6 2017 BY MARK KANE 15

Renault ZOE powered almost entirely by renewable energy in Scotland

Scotland would like to get rid of internal combustion cars even quicker than the greater UK, which set a target of 2040 for new gas/diesel cars ban.

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Scotland is aiming for a date of 2032, so just 15 more years of anguish left.

The new sales of petrol and diesel are looked to be phased out by 2032, at least according to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

“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”

Today, the total sales of plug-in cars in UK exceed just 2% market share, so there is still away to go…but 15 years is a long time.

The SNP leader also detailed plans to “massively expand” charging points in the region, and to also set up new project to boost electric vehicle adoption.

“We live in a time of unprecedented global challenge and change…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.”

Additionally, Sturgeon wants to make the A9 Scotland’s first all electric roadway.

Scotland accounts for just 10% of UK car sales, but is full of renewable energy sources, which would be great combination with plug-in vehicles.

source: EcoWatch

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Scotland is definitely on the right Track!

I might live long enough to see that!

If you don’t live that long, I will kill you! 😉

“Scotland would like to get rid of internal combustion cars even quicker than the greater UK”
I think Scotland is still part of the UK.

Duh, greater UK means ‘the rest of the uk aside from scotland’.

Why do pedants always fail to spot the obvious?

Can people just buy their gas car somewhere else ?

I am not sure how they would stop a Scot buying a ICE car in England, unless they have independence and a separate licensing system by then.

No doubt and I’m sure people like you gorr will continue to buy gas vehicles.

I think that by 2032, the only people who would even *want* to buy a gas car would be collectors, historians, and other nostalgics. Every indication is showing that batteries will be so cheap by then that we’d be talking about 300-400 mile cars that cost less than a Kia Rondo.

And once the sticker price is on par with gas, the obvious benefits of electrics would mean that very few would even care for gas anyway. It’s already happening in Norway, even if the range of the cars isn’t on par yet.

2032, 2040.. any political goal that far in the future is just an expression of hope, not a firm goal. I certainly would love to see sales of nearly all gasmobiles banned by 2032, but just when that will happen is going to depend on the technological, economic, and political realities of the dates and the countries in question.

And besides, there will almost certainly remain a niche market for gasmobiles, even after they are effectively obsolete. If I was going on safari in Africa, I would rather not depend on a car I had to plug into an electric outlet every night!

Scotland is running a massive budget deficit because the rest of the UK bail them out.
Now we will have to bail out their EV ambitions.

I personally find it wrong when they give rich people several thousand dollars to outright go and buy EV’s. In that a of the incentives are made for the rich to get them but not me.

Go Scotland !

I think over time the free market will kill of gas and diesel in that it’s already eight to ten dollars a gallon over there.

Now that the first generation of 200 mile range EV’s is coming out things will get better fast.

Scotland should push HARD on building a good V2G program. With all that offshore wind and lots of EVs, they could use the two to balance eachother out instead of being so reliant up on exporting.