13 Oct '17, 4am

Netherlands to ban sales of petrol, diesel cars by 2030

The Netherlands has joined the move towards zero emission mobility – following the plans outlined by France and Britain to ban sales of all new petrol and diesel powered passenger vehicles, the country says it will do the same, but a decade quicker, doing the deed by 2030. This is five years on from the initial proposal made last year, in which politicians voted through a motion calling for a ban to begin from 2025. The move is part of a long-term plan that has been announced by the Dutch government, according to NL Times . The country hopes to achieve a 49% reduction in overall emissions by 2030 and is set to allocate four billion euros (RM19.9 billion) to make the transition to clean energy. It will also be investing a one-off amount of 100 million euros (RM499 million) into developing the bicycle infrastructure. Germany is also reportedly due to introduce a ban on the s...

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