Energy efficient car sales soar

The sale of highly energy-efficient cars has soared since January 1 when sales tax on such vehicles was scrapped and road tax cut by 75%, reports the Volkskrant.

‘Of all the Citroens we have sold since January 2, 60% was a C1,’ dealer Marco Broere told the paper. A Citroen C1 costs some €7,000 excluding value-added tax.
And people wanting to buy a Peugeot 107 have to wait up to five months for delivery because of demand, said dealer Ewout van Dam. The waiting list for a Toyoto Aygo is 10 weeks, the paper said.
All three cars are built at the same Toyoto factory in the Czech Republic where, unlike most car plants, production is at full capacity, the paper says.

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