Sharp rise in hybrid cars on Dutch roads

The number of hybrid cars with a Dutch numberplate rose almost 70% to 39,000 between January 2009 and January 2010, the national statistics office CBS said on Wednesday.

The increase is largely due to company cars. Around two-thirds of the total are for business use. Nevertheless, just one in 200 cars in the country is a hybrid, the CBS said.
The increase has been helped by tax cuts for hybrid car owners, the CBS said.

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