The longer the journey, the cleaner the engine
Lorries with engines in classes Euro 0-4 are used most frequently for short domestic trips. Nearly one in four trips with a distance of up to 25 km is made by a lorry with one of these environmental classifications. The longer the trip, the smaller the share of journeys in these environmental classes in favour of cleaner hauliers in the highest environmental categories Euro 5 and 6. For only 6 percent of the journeys exceeding 300 km, lorries are used with a Euro 0 to 4 engine, while half of these long journeys are made by a Euro 6 engine-operated lorry.
Cleanest lorries most often used for international trips
International transport by Dutch lorries is for the most part to or from Germany and Belgium. Of all journeys by Dutch lorries to and from Germany and Belgium in the first half of 2017, over 45 percent were made by Euro 6 engine-operated lorries. This share was 10 percentage points lower among domestic trips.