Monday, September 11, 2017

Scotland goes electric

The Scottish government, which has control over the roads on its own turf within the United Kingdom, has announced plans to accelerate its support for electric vehicles (stories here and here).  The main steps are (1) phasing out the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2032 (ahead of the overall UK target) and (2) greatly expanding the installation of electric vehicle charging stations.  The current project to dualize 80 miles of the A9, the main road between Perth and Inverness, will include new chargers – enough to make it the “first fully electric-enabled highway” in Scotland.  More details on the EV plans and broader climate change initiatives will be announced in the near future.

Can someone remind me why we can’t do this in the US?

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