Published on July 21st, 2009 | by Andrew Williams
Holland Installs its First Ever Elektrobay Electric Car Charging Stations
Holland has announced plans to install five electric car charging bays, the first of their kind ever seen in the country.
To move to set up five Electromotive Elektrobays follows a government drive to improve air quality. The stations will be located at strategic points across the country, including Schipol International Airport and central Rotterdam. Another will be based at Amsterdam’s Centraal Station railway hub, where it will power-up the city’s spanking new fleet of all-electric Tuc Tuc taxi vehicles.
The Netherlands infrastructure project is spearheaded by UK-based Elektromotive, in partnership with the Dutch outfit MisterGreen, a supplier of electric-powered personal transport and infrastructure solutions.
A key advantage of Elektrobay charging points is that they can be used to charge all pure-electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars, and can be specifically adapted to meet site requirements.
Holland has a history of early take-up of green technology, so hopefully this scheme will act as a bridgehead for more large-scale intitiatives in the near future.
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