The number of electric cars in the Randstad area will grow massively in the coming years, according to a study on the purchase of electric cars done by grid manager Stedin, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and ElaadNL. This is partly thanks to the fact that electric cars are becoming more affordable, ANP reports.
Before the end of the year Shell plans to equip 20 of its petrol stations in the Netherlands with rapid car charging points. In this way the Dutch oil and gas giant wants to provide for a growing need - the number of electric cars in the Netherlands is increasing rapidly, ANP reports.
Drenthe, Friesland and Groningen launched a global campaign to bring a massive Tesla factory to north Netherlands. "Hi Tesla. We are Top Dutch", the website launched with the campaign reads.
Breda man John Vermetten is looking for the perpetrator that scratched text like "homo" and "buy a better car" into his dark blue Tesla last week. He turned to Facebook in his search for the perpetrator.
Utrecht debuted a new type of charging stations on Tuesday - charging stations that can provide solar power for electric cars, or withdraw current from car batteries to provide power to nearby homes.
Last year ended in a decline for the automotive industry in the Netherlands. In the final quarter of the year, industry revenue declined by seven percent in comparison to the same period of 2013, reports Statistics Netherlands.
Electric vehicle usage nearly doubled in 2014 compared to the previous year, the city of Amsterdam revealed Monday. During the preceding five-year period, the city has expanded the installation of electric charging points on the street, and twenty million kilometers have been driven in electric cars.
A Dutch car brand is taking automobile aesthetics back to the 50s and 60s with its new model. Carice has debuted its first car, called the MK1, which is a light, fully electric two-seater cabriolet.
The growth of the Dutch population is slowly coming to an end and the aging population will continue. Migration and life expectancy are however uncertain factors.