These Dutch Cities Will Allow Only Zero-Emission Deliveries by 2025

These Dutch Cities Will Allow Only Zero-Emission Deliveries by 2025

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The Netherlands claims it is the first country in the world to give its cities the freedom to implement zero-emission zones. Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht already have “milieuzones” where some types of vehicles are banned. “Such initiatives are imperative to improve air quality. The transport of the future must be emission-free, sustainable, and clean,” 

The World Economic Forum’s report The Future of the Last-Mile Ecosystem, published in January 2020, estimates that e-commerce will increase the number of delivery vehicles on the roads of the world’s 100 largest cities by 36% by 2030. If all those vehicles burn fossil fuels, the report says emissions will increase by 32%. But switching to all-electric delivery vehicles would cut emissions by 30% from current levels as well as reducing costs by 25%, the report says.

  • If online deliveries continue with fossil-fuel trucks, emissions will increase by a third.
  • So cities in the Netherlands will allow only emission-free delivery vehicles after 2025.
  • The government is giving delivery firms cash help to buy or lease electric vehicles.
  • The bans will save 1 megaton of CO2 every year by 2030.

Source: ecowatch.com

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