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The Netherlands Wants Every Car on Its Roads To Be Electric by 2025

April 19, 2016, 8:45 AM UTC
Electric Cars at a Charger Station
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Lawmakers in the Netherlands on Monday passed a motion that would ban sales of petrol and diesel cars from 2025 onwards, as the European nation attempts to make the vehicles on its roads fully electric within the next decade.

The motion has only been adopted by the lower house of the Dutch parliament and still needs to pass the senate, the Guardian reports.

The Labour Party, a junior member of the country’s ruling coalition which brought the motion before parliament, wanted a ban on all petrol and diesel vehicles from 2025, but the language was reportedly dialed back. As it stands, the resulting law would allow existing petrol and diesel vehicles to stay in use in 2025 and beyond but halt new sales.


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