Netherlands, India aim to become 100% Electric Vehicle Nations

Written by on April 8, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 16 Comments

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By Vandita | We Are Anonymous

Shortly after the Indian government announced that it was working on a scheme to provide electric cars on zero down payment, to have 100% electric vehicles in the country of more than 1.2 billion people by 2030, the lower house of Dutch parliament supported a motion to no longer allow sales of new petrol and diesel cars from 2025.

Indian Power Minister Piyush Goyal made his intention clear at an event:

“India can become the first country of its size which will run 100 per cent of electric vehicles. We are trying to make this program self financing. We don’t need one rupee support from the government. We don’t need one rupee investment from the people of India. We are working (on the scheme). Can we actually give electric car for free (zero down payment) and people can pay for that out of the savings on the petroleum products. Innovation is possible; it just needs an open mind. You need to think of scale and be honest.”

Moreover, the Labor Party’s aim to make available only sustainable, zero-emission cars in less than 10 years from now, has met with stiff opposition. Although electric car sales are on the rise in the Netherlands, not all parliamentarians are happy with the ambitious plan, which the government claims is completely feasible.

The NL Times reports:

Coalition partner VVD finds the motion overambitious and unrealistic. VVD Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs thinks that at most 15 percent of all sold cars can be completely electric in 2025. Party leader Halbe Zijlstra thinks the plan contradicts the Energy Agreement. “It seems crazy to get this plan to work. I think we’ll have to withdraw from the Energy Agreement,” he said.

Even though electric cars only accounted for 450,000 of the 80 million cars sold around the world in 2015, a new Bloomberg report estimates that at least one-third of the cars sold by 2040 will run on electricity.

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  1.' Amy Mingee says:

    They need fossil free clean energy. We all do.

  2.' Isma Amar says:


  3.' Stephen Karin Perkins says:

    Where does the electricity come from?

  4.' Michelle Battistone says:

    I have a gas one, bought in 07_ it takes 8 gallons of gas. Mercades imports them to the US

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  6.' Tim D Tailsman says:

    well some of the electric energy comes from the Coal operated generators , I will stick to my vw 70 plus mpg diesel and leave a little ash behind and no pile of batteries to pile in the landfill .

  7.' Wardah Nisar says:

    Nimra Nisar

  8.' Russell Burton Alexander Brown says:

    If semi trucks can be converted to electric xp

  9.' Mary Swanson Bond says:


  10.' Matthew Prum says:

    Too much political red tape for something like this to happen in the U.S.

  11.' Fernando Moctezuma says:

    This should be the first car for a dollar a day to ride it in China

  12.' Janet Wathen McCloud says:

    I can’t imagine a Mustang GT ever electric!

  13.' J Robert La Bruyere says:

    These nation had best start converting their entire nations road ways to solar road ways look them up

  14.' Russell Miller says:

    No will not happen in USA anytime soon

  15.' Michael Pasquarella says:

    Sorry but American politicians cannot see into the future…They do not see a crisis other than the ones they create…you know the game…create the problem then sell the solution…gotta love capitalism. No I do not see us making the change…It appears that we would rather die and bring the whole world down with us than to admit that we dont know what we are doing.

  16.' Singhal Louis says:

    A hundred thousand million heart likes for this one, jisne bhi ye socha unke mooh mein ghee shakkar, aur jo sab bhi ye karne ka junoon rakhe unke liye hazaaron lakho dua

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