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S5W-14223: Annie Wells (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 30 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-13782 by Humza Yousaf on 25 January 2018, what plans it has to set yearly targets in relation to zero-emission buses.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 16 February 2018

We have recently consulted on Low Emission Zones in Scotland. Local authorities have responsibility for designing Low Emission Zones, and will work together with Regional Transport Authorities and the Scottish Government to introduce Low Emission Zones that are designed to consistent national standards. Low Emission Zones will support the adoption of both low and zero emission vehicles, including buses. We envisage a steady growth in the proportion of low emission buses in the fleet to 50% by 2032 but have no current plans to set annual targets, including in relation to zero emission buses within the wider low emission category.