The European Commission has proposed granting the Netherlands the right to reduce the tax rate on electricity for electric vehicle charging stations to promote cleaner transport.
The Netherlands filed its formal request for a four-year authorisation in March, arguing that the measure will improve the business case for public charging stations that are needed to make electric cars a more attractive proposition.
Drivers of electric vehicles would benefit from lower costs of driving while owners of hybrid vehicles would be encouraged to use electricity rather than fossil fuel, it said. And the resulting transition to alternative vehicles would serve the policy objectives of cutting CO2 emissions and local air pollution.
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