Municipality extending measures for old diesel cars and motorbikes

Published: 11 February 2020Modified: 18 February 2020

Residents and businesses in The Hague can get a credit from the municipality if they have their diesel car, motorbike or scooter demolished. The demolition bonus is now in effect until 31 December 2020. The conditions for participation have been expanded. Demolishing old vehicles results in less pollution and cleaner air.

People who have their old diesel car (passenger car or delivery vehicle) dismantled will get a credit of € 1,000. Demolishing a motorbike or scooter results in a credit of € 400.  A new measure has been added for residents of The Hague with a low income. Holders of the Ooievaarspas will now get a credit of € 750.

Getting a credit

There are approximately 24,000 diesel vehicles and 37,000 motorbikes and scooters driving around The Hague. People who make use of the measures can use the credit towards a bicycle (including an electric bike), an electric moped or scooter, or a public transportation pass. Credit on the OV-chipcard can also be used to hire a car participating in a car sharing plan as well as an OV bicycle.

Cleaner air

The measures are related to the new environmental zone which will be introduced as of 1 December 2020. The most polluting mopeds will no longer be allowed to drive in the city. There will be a ban on two-stroke mopeds produced before 1 January 2021.

The municipality has made € 300,000 available for the demolition of diesel cars and mopeds. The measures will be in effect until 31 December 2020. You can find the additional conditions under Sloopregeling voor dieselauto’s, brommers en snorfietsen (in Dutch).

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