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Low-emission cars offered cheaper parking in Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

By Admin Eltis / Updated: 11 May 2015

Parking garage operator Interparking is offering the drivers of low-emissions vehicles discounted parking at their garages in Rotterdam.

Clean vehicle drivers are eligible to receive a special parking ticket that entitles them to a discount of 40 cent per hour while parking. The initiative was set up with the twin aims of encouraging environmentally friendly driving, and reducing CO2 emissions.

To qualify, vehicles must meet the standards for an A Label in accordance with the EU Energy labelling system. For cars, this means that it must produce less than 100 grams of CO2 per kilometre.

Interparking checks the eligibility of cars through a license plate recognition system, working in partnership with the Dutch Department of Roads and Transport (RDW). Car owners can also check the energy rating of their cars on the RDW website (in Dutch).

Drivers of low or zero-emissions vehicles are also receiving parking benefits in other European cities. Madrid, the capital of Spain, now offers free parking for electric cars. Read about this story in more detail on Eltis.

For more information, visit rotterdam.nl (in Dutch).

Photo: M.O.Stevens, Wikimedia Commons

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