Sales of new petrol and diesel cars could be BANNED in Holland from 2025

Sales of new petrol and diesel cars could be BANNED in Holland from 2025

Sales of new petrol and diesel cars could be BANNED in Holland from 2025

The Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) is pushing a motion to ban the sales of all new petrol and diesel cars in the country from 2025 – with a move towards electric-only cars being encouraged.

The lower house of parliament backed the proposal to ban all cars powered by fossil fuels in 2025, despite strong opposition from the right-wing VVD party.

Speaking to a Dutch broadcaster, PvdA leader Diederik Samsom admitted it was an ‘ambitious’ move but perfectly feasible.

The Netherlands is already taking up alternatively-fuelled cars at a quicker rate than others in Europe – with 9.6% of cars bought in 2015 powered by electricity.

While opposing parties admit it might be realistic to increase this to 15% by 2025, they’ve branded the motion ‘crazy’.

Last year, the Netherlands joined the International Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Alliance, pledging to make all new passenger vehicles sales electric by 2050.