Scotland’s national transport agency publishes specifications regarding the country’s plan to ban combustion-powered cars by 2032. In September it was Nicola Sturgeon, head of the Scottish government, who announced this ambitious time table.
Transport Scotland specifies now that from 2032 just BEVs and PHEVs are going to be allowed for sale, no more ICEs neither hybrid cars without a plug. Consequently, Scotland is going for a stricter approach than its neighbour England. Not just in terms of implementation date (8 years earlier) but also in terms of classification: While cars must have a plug-in system in Scotland in the future, England will accept also HEVs but exclude mild hybrids.
In order to prepare the shift towards zero-emission vehicles, Transport Scotland intends to implement a lot of measures, e.g. electrifying the highway A9 and to improve the visibility of charge points.