Road tax rises, except in Groningen and Drenthe

A hike in road tax this year will bring in some €422 million more than in 2023, taking the total paid by motorists to over €6.8 billion, latest figures from statistics agency CBS have shown.

Road tax (officially called motor vehicle tax) is made up of a government part and a provincial part. All provinces are upping their rates, except Groningen and Drenthe.

Car owners in Noord-Holland will be facing the biggest hike but it is still the cheapest province to drive a car, with an average of €656 a year in road tax. The most expensive province to keep a car on the road is Zuid-Holland with €716.

Groningen and Drenthe, with €708 and €700 respectively, are also among the more expensive but won’t be increasing their rates this year.

Electric cars are currently exempt from road tax but will start paying from January 1, 2025.

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