09:23 13 September 2013
Scottish Government has published a roadmap outlining its plan to make the country car emission free by 2050.
The report included plans on how to help motorists and businesses switch from petrol and diesel vehicles to electric cars. It said that the government will spend more than £14million over the next two years to make it happen and that it will install charging points at all its main buildings.
According to the Switched On Scotland document, Scottish towns, cities, and communities will be free from petrol and diesel fuelled vehicles by 2050. Motorists will be given up to £5,000 grant to help them buy an electric car and up to £8,000 to buy an electric van. Electric vehicle owners will also receive 100per cent grant for home charging point.
Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown said: "This transformation is absolutely vital to achieve our ambitious climate change targets.
"It will also help improve local air quality with a resultant improvement in public health and wellbeing and contribute toward further energising Scotland's economy through opportunities for our flourishing green technology industries and our renewable energy sector."
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