Gasoline-powered cars may soon be a thing of the past. But the Netherlands wants to get there quicker.
The Dutch government is debating the possibility of banning new gas and diesel cars from 2025. The initial proposal, which was brought forward by the Labor Party, called for an outright ban of all petrol and diesel cars, but was eventually modified so the ban only affected the sale of new petrol and diesel cars. Traditional cars already in use will still run on the streets.
The proposal has since passed in the lower house of the Netherlands’ parliament. It now needs to pass through the Dutch senate.
The Netherlands already has one of the lowest levels of CO2 emissions from new cars in the European Union. The country has seen a recent surge in electric car sales, which reached an all-time high last December.
Just a reminder to Americans that in many cases we are falling far behind the times.
I love stories like this which talk about our future. It just gives me such hope.
Since this is a political blog it should be noted that our current President has done a great deal to push toward clean energy in this country.
And it should be noted that Hillary Clinton has promised to do even more.
Yes, the future is looking bright indeed.