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As of 1 January, more than € 22 million will be available to encourage transporters to transport their goods by water or rail.

A number of new rules will come into force from 2023. Various subsidy schemes will also open (again) and private individuals will be able to purchase an electric car again with a subsidy. New or second-hand, purchase or private lease. The subsidy amount per new car is € 2.950 per used electric car, which is € 2.000.

In total there is more than € 99 million in the jar for 2023. In 2023, there will also be a subsidy for entrepreneurs again for the purchase of a truck or van that runs emission-free (on hydrogen or electric). A total of € 32 million is available for this. This also applies to construction machines that operate without emitting nitrogen, for which there will be a subsidy of € 2023 million in 36.

new MOT test for diesel cars

From 1 January, the soot filter test is a mandatory part of the General Periodic Inspection (APK). All diesel vehicles that are required to have a particulate filter must pass this test. This concerns a total of 1,2 million vehicles. Diesel cars with a broken or removed soot filter damage the environment and our health. The structural environmental impact of the introduction of the new test is a reduction of particulate matter emissions by 121 kg per year.

compulsory helmet for moped riders

From January 1, all light moped riders and any passengers must have an approved moped helmet or wear an approved speed pedelec helmet. This is expected to reduce the number of road fatalities and road injuries among moped riders. When not wearing a helmet, drivers and people sitting on the back risk a fine of € 100.

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As of 1 January, more than € 22 million will be available to encourage transporters to transport their goods by water or rail. Transporters can charge an amount of € 20 per container (or equivalent in bulk) moved request. This means fewer trucks on the road, safer roads and cleaner air.

modal shift

The Netherlands has permission from the European Commission to invest 22,5 million euros in a modal shift of freight transport. The money is intended to encourage transporters to transport their goods via inland waterways and rail instead of road. This is good for the reduction of traffic on the road, road safety and the reduction of CO2emissions.

In addition to relieving road congestion and reducing traffic congestion, the transport of goods by water and rail instead of road is also important because of Rijkswaterstaat's large-scale replacement and renovation task. As a result, the pressure on the road network is increasing considerably. Rijkswaterstaat will replace or renovate more than 100 bridges, tunnels, locks and viaducts in the coming years. With more than a thousand fewer trucks on the road every day, the pressure on the road network is decreasing and road safety is increasing.

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