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    Friday, August 19, 2016

    Netherlands May Ban Combustion-Powered Cars

    Climate change: Netherlands on brink of banning sale of petrol-fuelled cars; 'We need to phase out CO2 emissions and we need to change our pattern of using fossil fuels if we want to save the Earth,' says a Dutch Labour Party member

    Jess Staufenberg, August 18, 2016 (UK Independent)

    “…If the measures proposed by…[the Netherlands Labour Party to ban the sale of petrol- and diesel-fuelled cars by 2025] are finally passed, it would join Norway and Denmark in making a concerted move to develop its electric car industry…[B]oth India and China have demanded that citizens use their cars on alternate days only to reduce the exhaust fume production which is causing serious health problems for the populations of both nations…According to Quartz, sales of electric cars have surged in the Netherlands with an all-time high last December. Meanwhile, the country has one of the lowest levels of CO2 emissions from new cars in the European Union…Norway has hit its target of selling 50,000 electric cars three years ahead of its own target, in part owing to strong financial…One point of concern for the Netherlands will be ensuring the current design of electric cars can be adequately scaled-up for densely populated urban environments…” click here for more

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