Oilpan4 wrote:After driving electric and hybrid vehicles there really isn't any reason to burn gasoline or diesel if you're driving in city traffic at or below 45mph, in stop and go traffic or when sitting in traffic blowing the A/C.
To be fair, if they really wanted to make a difference, they would do as London (and soon NYC) has done and charged a fee to drive ANY vehicle into the city center. The River IJ makes for one natural boundary, the other can either be the S100 Ring Road (which parallels a canal) or even the A10 Ring Road. Heck, they could have TWO levels of congestion charging, with the part inside the S100 being more expensive (since that's the most crowded part).
EV's and other zero emission technology vehicles will solve the pollution issue, but not the traffic issue.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar at 34 months/26,435 miles. Lease returned 2 months later. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F.
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL.