Netherlands joins Norway in plans to end new gas, diesel car sales by 2025

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Europe emissions Norway plug-in cars The Netherlands transportation policyWhile many countries promote electric cars, only Norway has taken the step of putting into place a plan to phase out cars powered by gasoline or diesel fuel entirely. Now, however, a similar proposal is under consideration in another European country. The Dutch parliament recently passed a motion that would end sales of new cars powered solely by.

Shell fuel stations in U.K., Netherlands to add electric-car charging

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Electric cars are often touted as a way to avoid gas stations. But electric-car drivers in certain European countries will soon be going to them to charge. That's because a pair of European oil companies plan to add electric-car charging at certain fuel stations. CHECK OUT: Electric-Car Charging Station At Gas Station In Tar-Sands Land (Nov 2014). Europe oil plug-in cars charging Shell charging infrastructure gas station

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Soaring growth of solar power demonstrated in one chart

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The image in the tweet below, created by Auke Hoestra at the Technical University of Eindhoven, in The Netherlands, shows it. electric utilities Netherlands renewable energy solar clean energy wind energySometimes a picture is truly worth a thousand words. In the case of the rapidly rising rate of solar generation for electricity, numerous forecasts by internationally respected bodies have proven woefully conservative.

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Damen delivers hybrid tugboat to Royal Netherlands Navy; up to 30% lower fuel consumption, 40% fewer emissions

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International shipyard group Damen recently delivered the first of a series of three hybrid tugboats (ASD TUGs 2810 Hybrid) to the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN).

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The Netherlands: Well-Suited To Electric Cars, And Eager To Have More

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The Netherlands appears to be joining the cadre of electric-car-friendly countries, with a goal of having 200,000 plug-in electric cars on its roads by 2020, and has When it comes to electric-car adoption, a supportive government willing to offer significant incentives is often one of the most effective ways to get these cars in driveways.

Which countries have plans for all new cars to be electric, and when?

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India Germany Norway New car sales plug-in cars The Netherlands transportation policyPlug-in electric cars currently make up a fairly small percentage of the millions of new vehicles sold globally. But within the next two decades, they may be the only new cars available for sale in certain countries. Multiple countries have announced plans to end the sale of new internal-combustion cars as a way to cut carbon emissions. DON'T.

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Leaseplan profits grow as private leasing soars in UK, Netherlands and Belgium

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Leaseplan, a global leader in fleet management and driver mobility, has published its headline annual results for 2016 and the future looks bright.

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Solar Panels On Dutch Bike Lane Produce More Power Than Planned

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Infrastructure energy infrastructure bicycle The Netherlands renewable energy solarApparently, solar panels aren't just for roofs anymore. The Dutch company SolaRoad has long planned to build bike paths and roadways with embedded solar panels, using nominally open space for renewable-energy generation. Last November, it opened a 230-foot test section of bike path in Krommenie, near Amsterdam. DON'T MISS: The Coming Solar Power.

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Tesla Opens Distribution & Assembly Center In The Netherlands

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As the first cars are set to arrive in European dealers next year, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] has announced its new European distribution center in Tilburg, Netherlands. The facility will serve as a final assembly point for European vehicles, as well as acting as Tesla's distribution hub and regional service center. The 62,000 square-foot facility

New Stella Solar Electric Car Produces More Energy Than It Uses

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Stella EV Australia The Netherlands solarBack in 2013, a group of students from the Eindhoven Univserity of Technology built a solar-powered car for the World Solar Challenge race held in Australia. Called Stella, the Dutch vehicle was built to somewhat resemble a conventional family car. Now the group--known as Solar Team Eindhoven--is back with an improved car. Just like the previous.

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Computers To Heat Your Home? Startup Nerdalize Distributes Server Farms To Dutch Residences

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energy infrastructure The Netherlands alternative energy clean energy energyMost discussions of alternative energy tend to focus on natural sources, such as wind and solar. Perhaps it's fitting that we tend to look to nature as an antidote for the decidedly man-made problem of pollution. But not everything created by humans has to be a part of the energy problem. It's possible that a crucial aspect of modern life could.

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Tesla Motors opens assembly plant in Tilburg, Netherlands

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Having begun the first European deliveries of Model S, Tesla Motors opened its Tilburg Assembly Plant. The Tilburg facility will serve as the final assembly and distribution point for Model S vehicles sold in Europe as well as Tesla’s European service and parts headquarters. Some of the very first Dutch, Belgian, French and German Model S customers received their cars today at the brand new facility.

Mitsubishi delivered 8,197 Outlander PHEVs in Europe by end of 2013; 8,009 to The Netherlands

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First launched in selected European markets (The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland) in October 2013, Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid) ( earlier post ) collected more than 12,000 orders in these markets. These orders have already translated into 8,197 deliveries to end-customers by the end of December, of which 8,009 units went to The Netherlands, the latter boosted by a tax scheme favorable to eco-friendly technologies such as low-emission vehicles.

BYD wins European electric bus orders for Netherlands Schiermonnikoog

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The city of Schiermonnikoog in the province of Friesland, Netherlands is acquiring six new, long-range, all-electric BYD buses to launch in early 2013. In a European legal tender and open bid supported by four major bus manufacturers, BYD came out on top. BYD scored the highest in meeting program goals and won not only an order for the six electric buses, but also a 15-year maintenance contract. The BYD buses are 12 meters long (40 feet) and can accommodate 60-70 passengers.

Air Travel Gets Greener: Biofuel Route Opens Between NYC & Netherlands

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Air travel is currently the only realistic way of covering huge distances in very short spaces of time. Unfortunately, it's not a particularly green way of doing so either--airliners use large quantities of fossil fuels and emit plenty of pollutants as they whizz you to a far-flung destination. They could get greener though according to Biodiesel

London Taxi relaunches as London EV Company; order for 225 vehicles from The Netherlands

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A key consideration for the company’s new name and brand positioning is its international strategy, which has been boosted by the news that LEVC has received its first major international order from RMC in the Netherlands for an initial 225 vehicles to be delivered in 2018.

News in brief: Electric buses heading to Netherlands

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Public transport is about to get much greener and cleaner in the city of Schiermonnikoog in the Netherlands – thanks to the arrival of six new, all-electric BYD buses (pictured). Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD electric bus green buses NetherlandsFrom 2013 onwards, the city, in the province of Friesland, will boast the electric buses which are 40ft long and have room for 60-70 passengers. [.].

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Highway of the future glows for design award win

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Green credentials electric cars induction charging Netherlands roadA priority lane for induction-charging of electric cars as they drive along and glow-in-the-dark roads might sound like pie-in-the-sky but Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde is calling it the ‘Route 66 of the Future’.

Netherlands to get largest nation-size electric car fast charging network

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Industrial giant ABB announced on Monday they had been selected to support build-out of the Fastned electric car charging network in the Netherlands.

Royal Imtech to install charge point network for Toyota dealers and Prius PHV owners in the Netherlands

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will install a network of intelligent charging points at the home addresses of owners of the new Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid and at all Toyota dealers in the Netherlands. The network is part of Toyota’s charging service, which is included in the sale price of the hybrid car, and is the first large-scale network for electric vehicles in the Netherlands. Royal Imtech N.V.

Could reducing speed limits cut vehicle emissions?

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Research undertaken by CE Delft for NGO Milieudefensie in the Netherlands suggests that CO2 emissions from road transport could be reduced by 30 per [.]. Tags: Green cars Green credentials Latest news carbon dioxide emissions co2 emissions motorway speed limits Netherlands reducing speeds lowers emissions speed limits vehicle emissions

European consortium begins demonstration project for conversion of woody biomass to chemicals: BIOFOREVER

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BIOFOREVER consortium partners include: API Europe, Greece; Avantium Chemicals BV, Netherlands; Bioprocess Pilot Facility BV, Netherlands; Borregaard AS, Norway; Bio Refinery Development BV, Netherlands; DSM, Netherlands; Elkem Carbon AS, Norway; Green Biologics Ltd, UK; MetGen Oy, Finland; Nova Institute, Germany; Novasep Process SAS, France; Phytowelt, Green Technologies GmbH, Germany; Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands; and SUEZ Groupe, France.

Mammoet switches Dutch operations to Shell GTL fuel

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Mammoet, the world’s largest service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport will use cleaner-burning Shell gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuel to power all its cranes and trucks in the Netherlands. Shell GTL Fuel is already in daily use with commercial fleets in Germany and the Netherlands. Mammoet is the first company in its industry to power its equipment in the Netherlands with Shell GTL Fuel. Mammoet operates 200 cranes, 50 trucks in the Netherlands.

Report: Europe to boast more than 4.1million electric vehicle charging stations by 2020

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Electric cars Green cars Latest news charging infrastructure electric car chargers electric cars France germany green cars Netherlands UKEurope is set to make massive advancements in its use of electric vehicles – and it should have 4.1million electric vehicle charging stations in place by 2020. That’s the verdict of a new report by Pike Research entitled Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment in Europe. However, while it suggests that the movements for the electric vehicle [.].

Neste to acquire pre-treatment and storage capacity in the Netherlands for renewable raw materials for NEXBTL renewable diesel

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on the acquisition of a former biodiesel plant in Sluiskil in the Netherlands. Neste has signed an agreement with Electrawinds ReFuel B.V. Neste intends to use the Sluiskil plant for the storage and pre-treatment of renewable raw materials for the company’s NEXBTL renewable diesel refineries. By acquiring the Sluiskil plant, we enable expanding our raw material base further.

Fastned and Nissan expand their fast-charging partnership

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Netherlands-based Fastned, a builer and operator of fast-charging networks, and Nissan have expanded their partnership. Fastned currently operates 50 fast charging stations in The Netherlands, and plans European expansion. With this Fastned subscription Nissan drivers can fast-charge for free throughout the Netherlands, and soon throughout Europe. As of today, every new Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 will include four years of free fast charging at Fastned.

Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle launches in Sweden and Norway this summer, Netherlands later this year

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The Netherlands will follow later this year. Toyota will launch the Mirai fuel cell vehicle in Sweden and Norway this summer, following other European countries that have introduced the Toyota Mirai in 2015 (UK, Germany and Denmark) or early 2016 (Belgium). The Mirai launched in Japan in December 2014 and in the US in 2015.

Germany Mulls Boosting Electric-Car Incentives Under Carbon-Goal Pressure

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Several European countries--including Norway, The Netherlands, and France--aggressively promote electric cars as a way to reduce vehicular carbon emissions. But despite its large domestic car industry, Germany is not among them. German government support for electric cars has been lukewarm at best, but now it appears that could change soon. DON'T. Carbon Footprint Germany incentives plug-in cars transportation policy

Test drive of highway platooning with autonomous vehicles in the Netherlands

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Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment Melanie Schultz rode in the first highway test drive of an autonomous car in the Netherlands. TU Delft, TNO, RDW and Connekt are collaborating in the Dutch Automated Vehicle Initiative (DAVI).

DOE: 23.5% of vehicles sold in Norway in 2016 were plug-ins; highest market penetration in Europe

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The Netherlands had the second highest market penetration rate of PEVs at 5.1%, securing 10.1%

Dutch Cycling Embassy: Teaching the world to cycle

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The people of the Netherlands have always bicycled around. Like most countries after World War II they adopted gasoline powered cars and their roads became clogged resulting in degraded lifestyle for pedestrians and bicyclists. That is until the

Fastned's solar powered charging station network faces obstruction

National Green Transportation

The newly announced fast charging network in the Netherlands is facing a lawsuit from incumbent service station owners afraid of the competition. News of the lawsuit emerged on Thursday, and was filed by 26 service station owners who are

Netherlands opens first LNG terminal; US$1.1B GATE terminal has 12BCM annual throughput capacity

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Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands officially opened the GATE ( Gas Access To Europe ) LNG terminal last week. The €800-million (US$1.1-billion) terminal, located on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam, is the first import terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Netherlands.

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EEA: Fuel efficiency improvements of new cars in Europe slowed in 2016

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Registrations increased in all EU Member States except in the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Slovenia. For example, in the Netherlands, sales fell from 10% of national car sales in 2015 to 6%.

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Ballast Nedam to build 700-bar hydrogen refueling station in the Netherlands

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Ballast Nedam will build its first 700-bar hydrogen refueling station in the Netherlands for the Flemish-Dutch WaterstofNet. This refueling station type, which will be built as part of the cross-border “Hydrogen Region Flanders-Netherlands” Interreg IVA program, will be suitable for hydrogen-fueled passenger cars that are to be introduced onto the market.

BYD to begin making electric buses in California, delivers 6 electric buses in the Netherlands

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Electric buses for the Netherlands. Separately, BYD officially delivered 6 electric buses to the island home of city of Schiermonnikoog, and the Netherlands’ first National Park in the province of Friesland, Netherlands. BYD will begin operating an electric bus manufacturing facility and a Li-ion battery manufacturing facility in Lancaster, California, in the coming months.

National Drive Electric Week: 150 Cities, 90,000 People, Electric Cars All Over

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cities, but also in Canada, Italy, and The Netherlands. This past week, thousands of people came out to learn about, experience, and extoll the virtues of the electric car. They were participating in National Drive Electric Week--which, despite its name, has become an international event taking place not only in 150 U.S. Organizers estimate that

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ABB to build largest nationwide network of EV fast-charging stations in the Netherlands

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ABB has been selected by Fastned to supply chargers to more than 200 electric vehicle fast-charging stations in the Netherlands, bringing an EV fast charger within 50 kilometers (31 miles) of all of the country’s 16.7 To date, the Netherlands is the most populous country to roll out a nationwide fast-charging network.

Hail “Taxi!” and it might be an electric car-wherever you are

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The world''s most successful electric vehicle is now being used as a taxi in several countries including the Netherlands, Switzerland, [.].

Electric-Car 0-To-60-MPH Record Smashed--By Dutch Students

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Students from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have broken the 0-to-60-mph record for an electric car, according to Wired (via Motor Authority). Sure, efficiency is important. but speed is fun. And they did it in a car they built themselves. That car, the DUT13, did 0 to 100 kph (0 to 62 mph) in 2.15 seconds--obliterating