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Jul 4 '17 09:44

The number of diesel cars from before 2001 on Dutch roads decreased again last year, Statistics Netherlands said on Tuesday. Nationwide the number of old passenger and commercial cars dropped by 18 percent compared to 2015 and by a massive 73 percent compared to 2010. The decline was greatest in the Dutch cities that took specific measures to get these polluting cars off the street.

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May 19 '16 11:28

Air quality in Utrecht improved more than air quality in Amsterdam and Rotterdam over the past year, according to a study done by research institute TNO. This can likely be attributed to Utrecht's implementation of an environmental zone banning old cars, but other factors may also be involved, the research institute concluded

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Jan 22 '16 16:00

The municipality of Utrecht is allowed to set up and maintain its environmental zone banning old, polluting cars from the city center, even if it does not have a major impact on the air quality, the court ruled Friday

Oct 20 '15 09:31

Tampering with diesel vehicles' emissions, such as was done in the so-called Volkswagen diesel scandal, is the reason that the Netherlands is not meeting the European standards for air quality. It is also responsible for the shorter life-spans of people living near busy motorways.

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Apr 27 '15 14:55

From May 1st, drivers entering the center of Utrecht in a diesel vehicle made before 2001 will be issued a fine of 90 euros, BN De Stem reports. Utrecht is the first city in the Netherlands to have a environmental zone for all old diesel vehicles.

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Mar 17 '15 13:44

The D66 wants to ban all diesel vehicles that are older than 8 years from the whole of Rotterdam, starting in a year and a half, De Gelderlander reports.

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Oct 30 '14 10:25

Residents of Utrecht is getting rid of their old diesel cars. From January 1st these cars will not be allowed to enter the city center.

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