The Programme for Government announced in August 2017 by the Scottish Government sets out new targets and objectives for both carbon reduction and EVs. These form the cornerstone of economic policy.
The programme aims to maximise the benefits to come from the transition to a low carbon economy. The Scottish climate change target of a 90% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050 means innovative, integrated energy systems that conserve energy and deliver renewable energy will be crucial to lowering carbon emissions.
In terms of EVs, the Programme for Government also sets out 2 key objectives:
1. Significantly expanding the EV charging infrastructure across Scotland's roads.
2. Reducing the need for any new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2032, which is 8 years earlier than the UK government’s goal.
The programme will be critical for creating innovative integrated energy solutions for this new emerging market.
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