Climate Change

Scotland Sets 2032 Ban on New Diesel and Petrol Cars

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon declared on Tuesday that the country would end the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered cars by 2032.

Scotland’s latest announcement from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon paves the way for a more sustainable transportation sector. The country plans to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2032 – eight years ahead of both the UK and France.

According to Climate Home, public pressure over air pollution and rapid improvement of electric cars has laid the groundwork for Scotland’s low carbon ambitions. To encourage the transformation, the country plans to fast-track nationwide charging stations for electric cars. In the same announcement, Sturgeon also announced that it would finance a carbon capture and storage project in the North Sea.

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