Well, this should help speed up EV adoption in the region!
The Netherlands is now rapidly heading towards zero emission transportation according to a new long-term plan announced by the Dutch government.
Tesla Model S cars race at E-rally in the Netherlands
All new gas and diesel passenger car sales to be banned by 2030, through a requirement of zero emission.
So another country now has a goal to get rid of conventional cars, but it's not the only action being taken. There is more (via NLTimes):
- overall 49% emission reduction by 2030
- around €4 billion available for the transition to cleaner energy
- taxes on energy to promote greener usage
- coal plants will be closed by 2030 (at least one in this term)
- new homes will no longer be connected to gas lines
- €100 million to be invested into bicycle infrastructure