Amsterdam is famous for being exceptionally bike-friendly, but now the city is hoping to become equally well-known for being electric car-friendly. The city has announced its plan to have no internal combustion engine cars in the city by 2040.
To get there, the city is implementing an electric vehicle charging network, with 200 charging stations to be installed within the next two years. The city will also offer cheaper parking for EVs to encourage their use.
For a city like Amsterdam that is already environmentally conscious, as well as easy to get around without a car, this conversion could feasibly take place in 30 years. While I'd love to see other cities put similar initiatives in place, it will probably be much more difficult to fully eliminate gasoline cars in larger, more sprawling urban areas. Hopefully Amsterdam will still inspire other cities around the world to become EV-ready more quickly.
via Autoblog Green
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