Electric vehicles. A small step towards improving air quality and mortality?

Published: 4 November 2016
Author(s): Gerard Vreugdenhil
Section: Letter to the Editor

“Forbid selling of cars with an exhaust pipe after 2025….” proposed a Dutch politician recently in parliament. Ridiculous and far from reality? Wishful thinking versus the present opinion driven by car and oil industry lobby? Should we vote for a windmill and solar panel instead of a smoking pipe panorama? What about the effects of a North Sea windmill horizon on tourism? And do we have time just to debate about these matters?