Effects and feasibility of a kilometre charge in road transport an investigation for the Netherlands
Paul Peeters (),
Piet Rietveld and
Barry Ubbels ()
ERSA conference papers from European Regional Science Association
This study discusses the potential effects of a kilometre charge in the Netherlands on pollution and travel demand. It also provides insight into the organisational and technical structure which is required to introduce a well-functioning system of charging passenger cars for each kilometre driven. It appears that the introduction of an advanced kilometre charge can lead to a reduction of environmental pollution caused by car traffic (depending on the kind) with 20%25 till 70%. When the introduction of a kilometre charge is combined with a reduction of taxes on car ownership, the average costs of car use will not rise. From a technological viewpoint an electronic kilometre charge is feasible.
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