Across the north of Scotland and central southern England alone, the number of electric vehicles (EV) is likely to increase to over 5 million by 2050. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has published two new reports looking at the impact of net zero targets – 2050 in England and 2045 in Scotland – on the uptake of low carbon technologies and their impact on the grid. These found that the number of EVs is likely to increase from around 30,000 currently in its distribution area to over 5 million. Similarly, the number of heat pumps will grow from 32,000 now to over 2.47 million.
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Norway has more electric car owners per person than any other country, and more than half of cars sold there last year were pure electric – up from just 1pc a decade ago. The country is on track to meet its goal of phasing out sales of new combustion-engine cars by 2025 – promising carbon reductions and lessons, perhaps, for the UK as it tries to do the same five years later.
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