Netherlands is preparing some drastic measures to cut emission levels by planning to ban from sale all conventional-powered cars starting with 2025.
More governments are agreeing that large scale adoption of zero-emission vehicles is essential to the efforts of the international community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, decrease the consumption of petroleum, and support the growth of a clean global economy. The Netherlands is part of the International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance, whose members committed during the United Nations COP21 climate-change talks in Paris back in December to make all passenger vehicle sales in their jurisdictions ZEVs as fast as possible, and no later than 2050.
However, the lower house of the Dutch parliament – Tweede Kamer – wants to ban sale of all gas – and diesel-powered vehicles as soon as 2025, according to a report from nltimes website. A majority of the Tweede Kamer voted for this motion brought by the Dutch Labour Party, but there are many voices saying that such an action is totally unrealistic. Its coalition partner is arguing that most of the automakers cannot develop a full line-up of electric cars by then, estimating that at most 15 percent of all sold cars can be completely emission free in 2025.
On the other hand, Labour Party’ leader believes the auto industry has made major steps toward electrification and the technology is rapidly advancing for their market to be ready to welcome full-green cars in a time-frame of almost a decade.