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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-01432: Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 1 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what it anticipates the impact will be on its environmental and climate change targets of its plan to make the A9 Scotland’s first fully electric-enabled highway.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 8 November 2017

Encouraging a move away from petrol and diesel vehicles can offer significant emissions savings as a large portion of transport emissions come from the car. The A9 electric highway will expand the available charging infrastructure along the route, building confidence in EVs and showing they are viable for trips in both urban and rural areas.