electric cars

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Jul 13 '17 12:40

Dutch bank ING expects that electric driving in Europe will only increase as the main obstacles for switching to electric cars continue to decrease. By 2035 only electric cars will be sold in Europe, according to the bank, RTL Nieuws reports.

A study by the bank showed three main reasons that consumers aren't immediately switching from petrol and diesel cars to electric cars. 40 percent found it too expensive, 28 percent say they can't drive far enough on a fully charged battery, and 20 percent said there are no charging poles in their area.

Jan 17 '17 13:00

Nuon will soon be charging an hourly rate for charging your car at one of the 1,240 charging points the company will be installing in Brabant and Limburg over the next two years. The company hopes that this will help solve the problem of overcrowded charging points, the Volkskrant reports.

Dec 7 '16 11:03

The D66 and PvdA want to stimulate electric driving in the Netherlands by making it more attractive. The two parties submitted a plan with 10 practical measures to do so, ranging from charging stations every 25 km to a guarantee on car batteries, NOS reports.

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Nov 29 '16 17:10

The Netherlands nominated itself to be the location for a new European plant for American electric car manufacturer Tesla. "The government will certainly endeavour to get the production plant to the Netherlands", Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs wrote to parliament, the Financieele Dagblad reports.

Nov 8 '16 10:31

Rotterdam and energy company Engie teamed up for an experiment in wirelessly charging electric cars. Together they developed a charging plate, which means that instead of plugging into a pole with a cord, an electric car can charge by parking on the induction plate in a parking lot. The charging is started with an app, NOS reports.

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Apr 19 '16 15:15

NS and Fastned reached an agreement on the construction of three fast-charging stations for electric cars on vacant lots in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. NS owns these lots

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Mar 30 '16 09:08

The lower house of Dutch parliament wants only sustainable, zero-emission cars to be sold on the Dutch market from 2025. If the parliamentarians have their way, no new diesel or petrol cars will enter the Dutch market from then.

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Feb 10 '16 09:40

Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment has no plans to test electric cars driving at 130 kilometers per hour on a section of the A2, she wrote in a letter to the lower hose of Dutch parliament on Tuesday

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Feb 5 '16 12:28

Amsterdam plans to be the first city in all of Europe to be completely emissions free. The Amsterdam mayor and aldermen released a set of measures on Friday to help achieve their goal of clean, emission-free transport by 2025.

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Dec 3 '15 12:13

If electric cars were not more expensive than old-fashioned petrol or diesel cars, 51 percent of Dutch drivers would seriously consider buying one, according to a survey done by Maurice de Hond on behalf of the Association of Electric Drivers.

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Sep 25 '15 14:22

The CEO of American electric car manufacturer, Tesla, officially opens a second Tesla factory in the Netherlands on Friday evening, alongside the Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp. The nearly 50,000-square meter factory hires 180 workers, and stands alongside an assembly line and test track for the electric cars.

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Jun 19 '15 10:44

The city of Amsterdam plans to increase the number of charging points for electric cars in the city from the current 1,300 to 4 thousand in 2018, the municipality announced in a press release on Friday.

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Jun 2 '15 16:29

A coalition of auto associations sent a letter to the cabinet outlining an alternative taxation plan for the car market. They are calling on lesser market distortion, greater simplicity of regulation and more incentives for producers of electric cars.

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Apr 27 '15 13:48

The government will continue to support and encourage electric driving in the Netherlands, even though it is expensive, Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs told BNR at the auto show in Amsterdam.

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Apr 15 '15 16:07

The number of hybrid cars in the Netherlands rose by a fourfold between 2009 and 2014, reports Statistic Netherlands (CBS). There are currently 156 thousand hybrid vehicles in the country. In 2014, 30 thousand vehicles were purchased, with three-quarters of those purchased by a business.

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Apr 15 '15 09:54

The municipality of Amsterdam and GVB are working towards a cleaner city with public transport that is completely emission-free, the municipality announced in a press release on Wednesday. GVB's fleet will be replaced with electric buses and vans and solar panels on the GVB buildings and subway stations will generate renewable energy.

Apr 7 '15 12:36

About twelve percent of electric cars purchased in the Netherlands with generous tax breaks and subsidies are eventually sold off abroad, data provided by VWE to the Financieele Dagblad. The primary purchasers are Norwegians that receive various benefits from the government for driving an electric vehicle.

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Dec 23 '14 10:12

A thousand new charging points for electric cars will be built in The Hague to stimulate electric driving. In recent years the number of people opting for such environmentally friendly cars in has increased seven-fold. There are currently about 1,500 electric cars in The Hague.

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Nov 28 '14 09:39

Rotterdam is taking drastic measures to improve air quality. This includes expanding the environmental zone, so that the most polluting vehicles are no longer allowed in a large part of the city.

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Nov 27 '14 12:36

Dutch company Fastned is going to build fast charging stations in Germany.

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Nov 4 '14 08:45

State Secretary of Finance Eric Wiebes has set out his third plan for the additional tax for cars in a letter to the Second Chamber.

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Nov 3 '14 10:21

State Secretary of Finance Eric Wiebes (VVD) and the coalition parties PvdA and VVD have reached an agreement on an adjusted plan for car tax and lease cars.

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Oct 24 '14 11:56

The CO2 standards for the tax liability for lease cars are changing in 2016. The percentages are going up.

Oct 16 '14 12:22

In a press release the City of Amsterdam announced that starting today all taxi services departing from Schiphol Airport will be taken over by taxi organizations BIOS-groep and BBF SchipholTaxi.

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