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A Mitsubishi i-MiEv drives past Dutch windmills in the 2011 Electric Car Rally as part of World Environment Day activities on June 5, 2011 near Zaandam, The Netherlands.
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Lawmakers in the Netherlands on Monday passed a motion that would ban sales of petrol and diesel cars from 2025 onwards, as the European nation attempts to make the vehicles on its roads fully electric within the next decade.

The motion has only been adopted by the lower house of the Dutch parliament and still needs to pass the senate, the Guardian reports.

The Labour Party, a junior member of the country’s ruling coalition which brought the motion before parliament, wanted a ban on all petrol and diesel vehicles from 2025, but the language was reportedly dialed back. As it stands, the resulting law would allow existing petrol and diesel vehicles to stay in use in 2025 and beyond but halt new sales.


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