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Scotland plans to make petrol and diesel cars obsolete by 2032
22 points by prostoalexhttps://www.engadget.com/2017/09/05/scotland-petrol-diesel-phase...
trapperkeeper74 - 18 minutes ago
Banning all FFs sounds like a worthy objective overall but it seems
like bikeshedding to ban small ICEs yet trains, tractor trailers,
farm and mining equipment, jet aircraft and industrial sources
receive little regulation. Instead, the average person is taxed,
penalized, inconvenienced and regulated for the tiny amount of
pollution they produce in comparison to greater polluters.
tobyhinloopen - 9 minutes ago
Cars are major polluters, right? Or is my life a lie?
bmh_ca - 1 minutes ago
The top seven or so shipping ships produce more air pollution
than all the worlds cars combined ...So one could say yes to
your question, depending on what you call "major".
dsfyu404ed - 18 minutes ago
If they have the desire to make this a priority and are willing to
sink the money to pull it off then power to them.IIRC CA had a
similar target about electric cars for 2000ish and we all know how
that worked out.It's easy to dream big. That dirty thing called
reality likes to get in the way. Being an early adopter is
djrogers - 1 hours ago
Obsolete is a pretty strong term, as is the date:"Come 2032, not
all cars will be ultra-low emission, but Scotland hopes that the
majority will either be powered purely by electricity or have a
hybrid option."Good goal, bad headline.
cag_ii - 20 minutes ago
Obsolete does not mean nonexistent.If the goal as the article
claims is to "phase out all petrol and diesel car sales", then
obsolete seems about right.