Amsterdam is one of the Netherlands’ cities which already has “milieuzones”, where some types of vehicles are banned. Cities in the Netherlands want to make their air cleaner by banning fossil fuel delivery vehicles from urban areas from 2025. “Now that we are spending more time at home, we are noticing the large number of delivery vans and lorries driving through cities,” said Netherlands environment minister Stientje van Veldhoven , announcing plans to ban all but zero-emission deliveries in 14 cities. ”The agreements we are setting down will ensure that it will be a matter of course that within a few years, supermarket shelves will be stocked, waste will be collected, and packages will arrive on time, yet without any exhaust fumes and CO2 emissions,” she added. She expects 30 cities to announce zero emission urban logistics by this summer. City councils must give four years’ notice before imposing bans as part of government plans for emission-free road traffic by 2050. The city bans aim to save 1 megaton of CO2 each year by 2030. Help to change To encourage transport organizations to go carbon-free, the government is offering grants of more than US$5,900 to help businesses buy or […]

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