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Stockholm to Ban Gas, Diesel Cars From City Center

Stockholm is set to implement a stringent ban on gas- and diesel-powered cars in parts of its city center starting in 2025. The initiative, spearheaded by Sweden’s Vice Mayor for Transport and Urban Environment, Lars Strömgren, aims to enhance air quality and reduce traffic-related noise pollution. A 20-block environmental zone, encompassing some of the city's most expensive real estate, will be affected by the prohibition. Electric vehicles (EVs) will be the primary permitted vehicles in this class-three environmental zone, with some exceptions for larger plug-in hybrid vans, emergency service vehicles, and those with documented disabilities. The move by Stockholm is seen as a step toward encouraging the adoption of EVs and addressing critical public health concerns related to air quality.
This move by Stockholm is a significant step toward prioritizing environmental sustainability. It is a response to the alarming health effects of air pollution, particularly affecting vulnerable groups like babies and the elderly. The city's decision is more stringent than similar bans in cities like Athens, Paris, and Madrid, and it underscores the urgency to transition to cleaner transportation options. While some transportation companies have called for a greater focus on expanding electric charging infrastructure, the new regulation represents a notable commitment to pushing forward with stricter environmental standards, with the hope of setting an example for other urban areas looking to improve their air quality and promote electrification.



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  • CHRIS NGATIA

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    This is indeed a great move

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    • Esther Wanjiku

      33 w

      Going green means making sacrifices

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      • winnie nguru

        33 w

        Stockholm understands what a green planet looks like..

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        • Kevin

          33 w

          A monumental move

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          • mercy nduta

            33 w

            Hope other nations can learn and apply.

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            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              33 w

              A great decision

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              • Gorffly mokua

                33 w

                Fantastic news! Let it be banned in the whole country.

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                • Peter Kamau

                  33 w

                  This is surely a great move

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                  • rosebellendiritu

                    33 w

                    This will be great,hope the rest of the cities will follow this example.

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