Dutch 100% emissions-free buses

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HOLLAND From 2025, all new Dutch public transport buses will be zero-emissions vehicles.

Environment Minister Sharon Dijksma has signed an agreement with all the transport operators concerned setting down that in the near future more electric and hydrogen-powered buses will be used in public transport. The provinces of Noord-Brabant and Limburg laid the foundations for this agreement because bus companies in those two provinces will have switched completely to electric vehicles within a few years. National agreements with all regions were drawn up at the Amsterdam informal Transport and Environment Council meeting during which Minister Dijksma met with other European environment ministers.

Sharon said: “It will give a significant boost to the position that the Netherlands as a country wants to occupy regarding making our urban and regional transport more sustainable. Dutch companies that develop technologies and manufacture buses can also benefit from this approach.”