Most motorists against road pricing and banning fuel cars by 2035

Majority wants subsidy for EV to remain

Highway, highways, traffic (ANP)

The lion’s share of motorists are against road pricing. Furthermore, the majority of Dutch motorists would like to see the ban on the sale of new cars with combustion engines postponed from 2035. This and more is evident from research published by Autoscout24.

The House of Representatives elections are coming! With this in mind, Autoscout24 has commissioned research into how Dutch motorists view a number of hot issues relating to driving in the Netherlands. A survey conducted by Multiscope among 1,248 Dutch motorists shows that the majority of respondents are not particularly enthusiastic about banning the fuel car by 2035. No fewer than 63 percent of respondents are in favor of postponing the sales ban on non-CO2-free cars by 2035. 2035. An overwhelming majority of 82 percent indicate that they are against making petrol and diesel cars more expensive from a tax perspective.

Most Dutch motorists appear not to be in favor of the introduction of a form of road pricing. More than half of motorists (57 percent) indicate that they are against the introduction of road pricing. Furthermore, we prefer to drive a little faster on the highway. 54 percent of respondents would like to see the maximum speed on the highway (during the day) increased to 120 km/h.

And what about the subsidy issue? Nearly 60 percent of Dutch motorists indicate that they think it is important that the new government continues to subsidize the purchase of an electric car. Almost half (48 percent) indicate that they will only consider switching to an electric car if the SEPP subsidy scheme continues to exist. Motorists also appear to find the current charging infrastructure insufficient. Nearly three-quarters of respondents (72 percent) indicate that they want more charging stations in the country.

AutoWeek recently asked you whether the plans that political parties have regarding ‘driving’ influence your voting behavior. Nearly 3,000 AutoWeek readers responded. More than three-quarters (76 percent) indicated that they agreed with the statement ‘The plans that political parties have regarding driving will influence my voting behavior on November 22’. 21 percent of AutoWeek readers disagreed with that statement. 3 percent could not agree or disagree with the statement.

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