Subsidy for electric scooters in Rotterdam
Rotterdam Council is planning to offer a subsidy to people who are scrapping their petrol-driven motor scooters and buying electric ones instead.
The hope is that 4,000 of the environmentally unfriendly machines will be swapped for their less polluting electric equivalents over the next few years. Councillors hope that the subsidy will not only lead to less air pollution but also less noise nuisance in the city.
The province of Limburg already gives a subsidy of 700 euros to people buying electric scooters. The idea is that the money compensates them for the higher cost of electric scooters compared to their petrol-driven counterparts.
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