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.

Mitsubishi Motors, NewMotion, Nuvve in vehicle-to-grid pilot in Netherlands with Outlander PHEV

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MMC is partnering forces with NewMotion , one of Europe’s largest providers of smart charging solutions for electric driving; grid operator TenneT in Netherlands; and Nuvve , a leader in V2G technology and grid service deployments.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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. [.].

All cars with engines to be off Dutch roads by 2030, following 2025 sales ban

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Last year, the Netherlands joined Norway to ban the sale of new cars powered by internal-combustion engines after 2025. Diesel Gasoline Europe emissions zero emissions Holland The NetherlandsEuropean countries continue to implement aggressive policies to move away from fossil fuels for transportation and favor zero-emission solutions in renewable energy and vehicles.

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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.

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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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.

ABB installing electric-vehicle fast chargers at BP service stations in Netherlands

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Power and automation technology group ABB has started installing multiple fast-charging systems for electric vehicles (EVs) at some BP service stations in the Netherlands as part of a nationwide trial. BP has an intention agreement with Dutch EV charging operator The New Motion to operate BP’s chargers as part of a larger network of DC charging stations throughout the Netherlands.

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

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.

Fisker Karma: No. 2 Best Selling 4-Door Luxury Car In Netherlands, But.

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After a week involving fires, financial woes and recalls, it looks like things may be looking up for Fisker Automotive: its 2012 Karma plug-in hybrid is the second best-selling 4-door luxury car in the Netherlands. As PlugInCars reports, Fisker’s founder Henrik Fisker is ecstatic. “How many U.S. auto companies have been successful

Netherlands set to impose pay per mile

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Proposals set before the Netherland’s cabinet on Friday would see a charge of 3 cents for every kilometre travelled introduced. Tags: Green credentials cost Dutch green tax Netherlands pay-per-mile polluter road tax The Dutch government is set to be the first in Europe to replace annual road tax with a pay per mile system for motorists.

A Tesla Model S that runs on hydrogen fuel cells? Dutch firm claims it built one

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hydrogen Tesla Motors plug-in cars The Netherlands hydrogen fuel cellTesla has never built anything but battery-electric cars. Now a Dutch gasoline company believes it's improved upon the Silicon Valley automaker's design with a hydrogen fuel cell—so much so that it wants to sell its solution to the general public. The Holthausen Group, a Dutch gasoline supplier, claims it built a hydrogen fuel cell-powered.

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Daimler Buses Closes Contract for 75 CNG Buses and 350 EEV Diesel Buses in the Netherlands

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Daimler Buses has won a contract is for 75 natural gas-powered Mercedes-Benz Citaro urban buses from Connexxion, the Netherlands’ largest public transport company. Daimler buses also won its largest contract yet from the Netherlands with an order for 350 Mercedes-Benz urban and intercity buses from Qbuzz, a private bus operator with headquarters in Amersfoort.

Royal Netherlands Air Force Tests 50% Renewable Jet Fuel Blend in Apache Helicopter

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The Royal Netherlands Air Force concluded a test flight of a Boeing AH-64D Apache helicopter powered by a 50% blend of renewable jet fuel produced by UOP, a Honeywell company. This first helicopter flight using sustainable aviation biofuels to date was conducted at Gilze-Rijen Airbase, the home of the Royal Netherlands' combat helicopter fleet.

Startup Amber's self-driving cars to hit Dutch streets in 2018?

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research Autonomous cars The Netherlands Startups self-driving carsWhile Uber, Tesla, and Google are fighting over who will be first to deploy self-driving cars on a large scale, the Dutch underdogs at mobility startup Amber are planning a surprise move to overtake them all. If all goes according to plan, Amber’s self-driving cars will hit the streets of Dutch cities by mid-2018. Amber CEO Steven Nelemans.

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Open Letter by Netherlands Scientists on IPCC and Errors in 2007 Climate Change Report

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Open letter (10 February 2010) to Netherlands parliament by Netherlands scientists on climate change and IPCC. In the Netherlands parliament climate scientists have recently been depicted as “swindlers” and “climate mafia” Such allegations are not supported by the facts and are unwarranted. With this open letter from the Netherlands scientific community, we aim to adjust the image that has emerged.

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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. Fleet news Fleet Fleet management Leaseplan Leasing

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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All Dutch electric trains now running on 100-percent renewable energy

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Europe The Netherlands renewable energy Public transport Trains wind energyWhile modern electric cars have only been available in large numbers for a few years, electric trains have been commonplace for some time. As with electric cars, the source of the electricity used to power these trains impacts their overall carbon footprint. The cleaner an energy source, the cleaner the vehicles it powers. DON'T MISS: Alstom.

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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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US-Netherlands Research Finds Greenland and Western Antarctica Icecaps Melting at Approximately Half the Speed Previously Expected

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The Greenland and West Antarctic ice caps are melting at half the speed previously predicted, according to research by a joint US/Dutch team from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, TU Delft and SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research. Researchers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena (US), TU Delft and SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research have now succeeded in carrying out that correction far more accurately.

Netherlands To Tax Miles Traveled, As Well As Gasoline

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One problem with raising fuel efficiency is that unless total miles driven rises radically, receipts from gasoline taxes will fall over time. And that poses a major problem for the steady stream of revenue needed for road construction and repairs. Taxing vehicle miles traveled has been one proposed solution, although it was ruled out earlier this

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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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’.

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TNO joins H2-Share project to build and demo 27t hydrogen fuel cell truck and mobile refueler

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TNO, the Netherlands Organization for applied scientific research TNO, has now joined in this partnership as an evaluation partner. The goal is to test the truck at six locations in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France.

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Electric car family travel 1,500 miles across Europe

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Electric cars electric car France Netherlands UKA family from the Grasse region of France is testing the UK’s electric car charging network on a cross-European road trip, set to once and for all prove that long distance EV road trips are possible. Mark Nitters, along with wife Rhona, eight year-old son Alexander and six year-old daughter Louise have started a journey [.].

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