© Ebusco in Groningen

15% of all public transport buses in the Netherlands are now electric, e-bus builder Ebusco says. “The European Union has set stringent objectives for reducing CO2 emissions in the very near future. The Netherlands is the most progressive EU state in this regard. In 2016 the Dutch government signed an agreement with all public transport providers stipulating that no new diesel buses may be sold from 2025 and that from 2030 no diesel buses will be allowed to operate.”

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