The result of a policy

ER Classics Desktop 2022

In the Netherlands, fewer and fewer old cars run on diesel and LPG. The number of vehicles between the 25 and 40 years old in particular is decreasing. This is according to figures from the CBS statistics agency. The decline was nearly 28 percent in the case of vintage diesel-powered cars compared to last year. With LPG oldtimers there was a decrease of more than 36 percent. The cause is mainly sought with the amended legislation concerning the road tax. The number of vehicles older than forty years, on the other hand, is increasing.

Vehicles that were between the 25 and 40 years old were exempt from road tax until some time ago. That scheme has since been abolished, making it less attractive for tax purposes to own such a car.

LPG sales

The turnover of LPG is falling anyway. It is not only the changed road tax for old-timers that makes a difference. The recent increase in excise duty and the additional tax rules also ensure that car owners choose other fuels or energy carriers.

It is no coincidence that the turnover of LPG has fallen sharply in recent years. Recent figures show that car gas sales this year are between twelve and seventeen percent lower than in the same period last year.

Car park

At the beginning of this year, the Dutch car park has almost 300.000 passenger cars of 25 years or older. Fourteen thousand fewer than a year earlier. The decrease is therefore mainly due to diesel and LPG cars that are between the 25 and 40 years old. The number of vintage cars that first appeared on the road at least forty years ago, on the other hand, is increasing.

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  1. Hi, please tell us readers how the holding tax is determined for vehicles with a Karl Ottomotor (benz.) From bj. 7-1975 TO 1-1987. What I know was MAXIMUM 120euri and went to 130euri this year (?). My Baur, for example, are they catching on for 102euro ?! Finally my advice; take out your LPG and SAVE the installation incl. pipes, etc. Do you have a Rudolf Diesel; then sell your VolvoD or MercD to a German (they are crazy and get them back in a few years if they have become 40!)

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