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New Stella Solar Electric Car Produces More Energy Than It Uses

New Stella Solar Electric Car Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Back in 2013, a group of students from the Eindhoven University 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... read more

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Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Days Numbered For Dirtiest Diesels In Europe; France To Phase Out Diesel Fuel

For many European cities, diesel exhaust emissions have become a health as well as an environmental problem. So in addition to promoting electric cars or alternative forms of... read more December 2, 2014 by 

2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

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

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... read more November 21, 2014 by 

Oullim Spirra EV electric supercar

Oullim: Yet Another All-Electric Supercar, This One From South Korea

Think of supercars, and your thoughts might turn to Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens or Vipers. A South Korean vehicle with a Dutch electric drivetrain probably doesn't... read more June 6, 2014 by 

2013 Tesla Model S

Dutch Drivers Cover 388 Miles On Single Charge Of Tesla Model S

When Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] first announced a 250-300 mile range estimate for its top-spec 85 kWh Model S, it suggested that 400 miles could well be a possibility for some... read more August 23, 2013 by 

2012 Chevrolt Volt Gas Station Advert

Is Electricity 'Fuel'? Dutch Gas Stations Sue To Stop Electric-Car Charging

Remember all that stuff we said recently about The Netherlands being a haven for electric vehicles? Maybe knock a few degrees of conviction off that statement, as it seems... read more July 11, 2013 by  36

ABB Group's 'Fastned' fast charging stations

Holland To Have World's Largest Electric-Car Fast-Charging Network

With the rate at which automakers are releasing new plug-in vehicles, the "chicken and egg" issue of whether cars or public charging points or the cars should debut first is... read more July 10, 2013 by  13

Amsterdam, the Netherlands [Image: Flickr user _dChris]

Is Holland Europe's Test Case For Electric Cars?

Plug-in cars are catching on in the Netherlands, and it isn't hard to see why. It's a relatively small country, with high gas prices, heavy taxes on gas-guzzlers, and... read more February 11, 2013 by  4

2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Opens Distribution & Assembly Center In The Netherlands

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... read more December 18, 2012 by  3

2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

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

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... read more August 22, 2012 by  8

Adopt a Highway

Netherlands To Tax Miles Traveled, As Well As Gasoline

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... read more January 8, 2010 by  2


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