Dutch to Ban Gas, Diesel Car Sales by 2025

Dutch to Ban Gas, Diesel Car Sales by 2025

Cars with conventional engines in Europe could be "retired" before expected. Dutch politicians agree that it is necessary to prohibit the use of such cars by 2025. If the law is adopted, the Netherlands will be allowed to sell only electric cars and hydrogen. In the Netherlands, currently one out of ten cars bought is an electric car.

Cars with conventional engines in Europe could be “retired” before expected. Dutch politicians agree that it is necessary to prohibit the use of such cars by 2025. If the law is adopted, the Netherlands will be allowed to sell only electric cars and hydrogen. In the Netherlands, currently one out of ten cars bought is an electric car.

The law proposed by the Workers’ Party shall not forbid the use of existing gasoline-powered and diesel-fuel powered cars, but when they are out of use, they can not be exchanged. There is a possibility that the law is adopted in spite of very strong opposition, since the majority of elected MPs in the lower house of the Dutch Parliament supports the initiative.

If the draft law passes, hybrid models, including those using the combustion engine and accumulator, will also be banned. Plan for energy saving will force carmakers to produce enough green cars that would satisfy the demand. Modern ecological cars have a shorter charging time and can cross long distances. Proponents of electric cars believe that continuous improvements will make these vehicles more attractive to buy.

Sales of electric cars and Hydrogen Fuel Cell cars are increasing. According to the company “Tesla”, their available “Model 3” has received a record number of orders. According to the research company “Deloitte” from 2015, the Netherlands is one of the most polluted countries in the European Union, which shows that the adoption of this law would significantly improve the image of the Netherlands in terms of environmental protection.

Similar laws have been proposed in some European cities. Oslo plans to ban private cars by 2019, to reduce emissions by 50 percent. The mayor of Paris announced that the town would “get rid” of cars with diesel engines by 2020, London will introduce zone with ultra low emissions, where the use of cars will be costly. Similar laws are being proposed in Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton.

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