The Netherlands government are getting serious about abolishing road tax and a current 25% sales tax on cars and replacing them with a per kilometer fee in an effort to cut car congestion and carbon dioxide emissions.
If the law is passed then it would come into effect in 2012 for Netherlands drivers and implemented for foreign motorists in 2018.
The proposed system would rely on each car being fitted with a GPS device that would send data regarding distances travelled to an appropriate revenue collection agency.
Initially a charge of 3 Euro cents per kilometer would be charged rising to 6.7 Euro cents by 2018.
If successfully introduced then the rest of Europe will be watching closely as to how effective a measure it is in achieving its stated objectives.