Dutch subsidy for Euro VI trucks and buses

In the Netherlands, heavy-duty vehicles (trucks and buses) that meet the new Euro VI standards will be subsidised by up to 4500 euro each in 2012 and 2013. The Euro VI standards will become mandatory for all new heavy-duty vehicles from 2014.

Tests by the Dutch environment consultancy TNO have shown that the new Euro VI engines can reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by more than 90 per cent in real driving conditions, as compared to Euro V and earlier Euro-standard engines.

Source: Dutch government press release, 30 May 2012.  Link: http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/nieuws/2012/05/30/subsidie-voor-schoonste-trucks-en-bussen.html

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