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Municipalities may introduce zero-emission zones

This information is provided by:Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONetherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONederlandse versieEffective date: 1 January 2025

There will be a change in the Traffic rules and signs regulation

What changes?

Do you consider buying a new van? Municipalities may introduce zero-emission zones. These are areas where only vans and trucks are allowed if these vehicles do not exhaust emissions.

Do you have a van? Then you can only enter these zones if your van is electric and does not emit harmful substances.

Municipalities must announce the introduction of zero-emission zones at least 4 years before they take effect. This way entrepreneurs will have enough time to prepare for it. The government wants to help entrepreneurs with a subsidy of up to €5,000 on electric vehicles. This is the SEBA scheme.

Zero-emission zones are also called ze-zones. A zero-emission zone is completely separate from an environmental zone.

For whom?

  • entrepreneurs with vans and/or trucks


This change in the ‘Traffic rules and signs regulation’ (Reglement verkeersregels en verkeerstekens) will come into effect on 1 January 2025.

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