In Amsterdam, from 2030, a ban on the operation of cars and motorcycles with internal combustion engines will be introduced, according to The Guardian.
- The first steps towards abandoning cars with internal combustion engines will begin in 2020: diesel cars over 15 years old will be banned from entering the A10 road that surrounds the city. From 2022, minibuses with internal combustion engines will disappear from the center of the capital of the Netherlands.
The city authorities are developing a number of measures that should serve as an incentive for the purchase of electric cars. For example, they guarantee every electric vehicle buyer a personal charging station. In this case, the number of electric stations in the city should be increased by about up to 23,000 units (now there are only 3000).
Due to the large number of cars in the major cities of the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Maastricht), the country has a very high level of air pollution. Local authorities say that excessive gas pollution reduces the life expectancy of the Dutch by an average of a year.
- Auto industry lobbyists from the Rai Association have already criticized the government's strategy. Representatives of the organization believe that by 2030, electric cars will still be too expensive, and not all families will be able to afford them. As a result, the ban on cars with internal combustion engines will lead to strong social differentiation: only wealthy citizens will drive cars.