The Dutch parliament has taken the first step in banning petrol and diesel cars from sale in the Netherlands from 2025. On Tuesday the lower house supported a motion from the Labour PvdA party to do all it can to ensure all new cars are sustainable from 2025,
If the law did pass, petrol and diesel powered cars could still be driven in the Netherlands – but all new cars would have to be emissions-free. In 2013, the Dutch government signed an ‘energy agreement’ with around 40 organisations, agreeing to promote green energy, insulate houses and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Last year, Dutch drivers bought 43,000 electric vehicles ,giving electric cars 9.6% market share.