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Electric and Hybrid Electric Cars

Part of Olympic Games: Doping – in Westminster Hall at 4:47 pm on 6th July 2016.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Scottish National Party, Kilmarnock and Loudoun 4:47 pm, 6th July 2016

Yes. Sorry, Mr Turner.

It needs to be about more than just cars. The Scottish Government have led the way—Aberdeen now has Europe’s largest fleet of hydrogen-powered buses—and are working towards a low-carbon economy, as the UK Government should be. This debate is related to renewables targets, which have not been helped by the removal of subsidies for renewables. Finally, if the use of electric vehicles increases, we need a regulatory framework for their maintenance and a qualification regime for the technicians who will be working on them. A 500 V hydrogen cell battery cannot be tinkered with lightly.