After having received €100 million in funding, Dutch online grocery store Picnic just announced aggressive expansion in the years ahead, including the procurement of a staggering 2,000 electric delivery vehicles.
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Sometimes, it’s a good thing to change your spots. Shell is doing a bit of that. Shell is not a name I think of at all in terms of clean air infrastructure. More often, I reflect on the problems of the oil company in places it should not be — rainforests, the Arctic, etc. Changing its spots, Shell is offering a new face with a clean air emphasis. Shell is planning a second choice in how it fuels up cars, and it is a good thing for once. Northern Europe will see the beginning of the change. Some Shell stations in UK and Netherlands will reportedly be adding EV charging stations later this year.
The Netherlands is considering legislation that would ban the sale of any new cars that are not zero emissions by 2025. It will take a lot of hard work to make that goal a reality.
A report from the IEA says 1.26 million electric cars were sold worldwide in 2015. That’s a good sign, but there is a long way to go before electric cars go mainstream.
Norway, the Netherlands, and India are considering life without fossil fueled vehicles. In the US, political leaders are more worried about bathrooms and refugees than whether mankind is destroying the earth.
Via EV Obsession: 750m of vibration and harshness in Model S on Europe's first indoor production test trackhttps://t.co/AFhDOb0Zup — Tesla (@TeslaMotors) September 26, 2015 With so much news around the Tesla Model X, you’d think all the news about Tesla was spy shots and changes to the design studio. But a big piece of news […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Incentives are an interesting thing. Sometimes, the ones you think will work the best don’t work too well. Sometimes, ones you don’t think will have as much effect end up having a huge effect. Sometimes, incentives work great with one population but don’t work so well with another population. Electric car […]
Via EV Obsession: More than one million all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids have been sold worldwide to date, according to the most recent figures. Considering that the 500,000 threshold was just passed last July, that means that growth has really been picking up as of late — with a bit over 200,000 in sales between […]
Via CleanTechnica: By Rogier van Rooij It will save you money, it will save you time, and it will save the environment. The Dutch startup Picnic is about to go into business, and it has the potential to really disrupt the grocery market. Picnic is a concept that has been under development for the past three years by a team […]
A new online tool to help fleet operators (delivery fleets, taxi fleets, carsharing fleets, etc) decide when it makes economical sense to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) has been developed by researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR).
Originally published on EV Obsession. Well, the Netherlands is certainly turning out to be one of the most interesting electric vehicle markets in the world. It is #2 in terms of electric cars’ percentage of total new car sales, but the cars leading the pack keep changing. The Dutch plug-in hybrid fetish is apparently as strong […]
I’m fairly turned off to infographics these days, as many are simply a lot of colors and squiggly lines with little substance. However, some really good ones come across my desk from time to time. Thanks to a good friend, Amber Archangel, I’ve got a great one to share. The infographic was created for Car Leasing Made […]
As if Dutch leadership with EV incentives, EV charging, and EV sales wasn’t enough, the Netherlands just got another boost. The European Commission is set on giving the Netherlands nearly €33 million for EV charging infrastructure across the country. The funding comes from the EU’s “Green Deal” program. The program is to supplement local government and private support […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. In my recent trip to the Netherlands, I got to speak with a handful of electric vehicle experts. Of course, I was quite curious about EV incentives, so I probed them about those. The Netherlands is one of the top countries in the world in terms of electric vehicle sales. Per […]
In Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands, incentives for EVs drop the price of the Nissan e-NV200 electric van to €5,000, or about $6,500.
This funky-looking electric van prototype was built as a new generation of urban delivery vehicles developed by the DELIVER consortium.
This weekend a gathering of European Tesla owners pulled in over 100 Model S sedans, making it one of the largest such Tesla gatherings so far.
Much like MechaGodzilla was built off the bones of the first Godzilla killed by the Oxygen Destroyer, the Amphicruiser is an unstoppable, amphibious Mechatruck built off the bones of an old Toyota Land Cruiser- and if you’d rather have a new Land Cruiser, you’re wrong. Handmade in the Netherlands, this amphibious off-roader is powered by […]
The visions of Daan Roosegaarde have begun to take flight as the Netherlands have installed the first 500m stretch of glow-in-the-dark road markings.
These 2 videos show the first of the Switzer Performance-built Cornzilla E1K Nissan GTRs to hit the roads of Europe, thanks to the Dutch boys from TotalCar!