Amsterdam to replace diesel buses with electric vehicles

The first batch of 40 buses will be replaced by electric vehicles in two years' time, the Volkskrant reports, and by 2025 the entire fleet will be electric. The ferries over the IJ between the city centre and Noord will also be powered by green electricity.

'This project means we are saying goodbye to symbolic behaviour and pilot projects,' the city's transport alderman Abdeluheb Choho told the Volkskrant. 'We have decided to just do it, not to experiment with five buses.'

Amsterdam is not the first city to focus on electricity-powered public transport. Polis members Rotterdam and Noord-Brabant have introduced some battery-driven buses and small-scale experiments are under way in Utrecht as well.