Scottish Power boss calls for quicker phase-out of petrol and diesel

Scottish Power’s CEO is calling for petrol and diesel cars to be phased out quicker than the 2035 deadline set in Scotland.

Keith Anderson’s told the Sunday Times that the country is rapidly heading for an electric car revolution, with investors “queuing up” to fund charging infrastructure to reduce emissions.

He told the paper that huge, upfront private investment in sustainable transport infrastructure would help to get Scotland and the UK out of the economic crisis after the pandemic. However, he called for faster progress in phasing out petrol and diesel vehicles.

“It is vital to look at what our towns and cities will look like beyond this crisis, and to rethink transport,” he said.

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