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Posts Tagged: EVs in the Netherlands

Amsterdam orders 84 next-generation VDL Citea electric buses

Amsterdam public transport agency GVB will expand its electric fleet with the purchase of 84 new-generation VDL Citeas from VDL Bus & Coach. The agency will begin deploying the new electric buses in 2023. VDL will deliver 30 articulated VDL Citeas of type LF-181 and 54 VDL Citeas LF-122. VDL is also responsible for deploying… Read more »

All EV drivers in the Netherlands can now use Tesla’s Supercharger network

The long-awaited opening of Tesla’s Supercharger network recently took another leap forward as the company expanded access for non-Tesla EVs to all 36 of its locations in the Netherlands. To start using the Superchargers, drivers of CCS-equipped EVs simply need to download the Tesla app. Tesla took the first step towards an open network in… Read more »

Utrecht plans to be a bidirectional city, turning its EVs into a giant battery

The Dutch city of Utrecht is already pretty green. The rate of car ownership is far lower than in the US. The city boasts the world’s largest bike parking garage and an extensive network of bike lanes, and a new car-free neighborhood for 20,000 people is on the drawing board. Even here, however, cars aren’t… Read more »

ViriCiti deploys Smart Charging project for Dutch e-bus operator Qbuzz

Fleet management specialist ViriCiti has begun rolling out a major implementation of its Smart Charging service for Qbuzz, a public transport operator in the Netherlands that runs a fleet of 782 vehicles. Qbuzz will use ViriCiti’s Smart Charging solution to manage a total of 163 chargers (both plug-in and pantograph) from Heliox and ABB, which… Read more »

DAF’s CF Electric refuse truck begins field tests in the Netherlands

As part of a field test of four comparable vehicles, the first DAF CF Electric 6×2 refuse collection truck has begun operations with Dutch public waste disposal firm ROVA. The vehicle will serve the Dutch city of Zwolle. Since the end of 2018, DAF CF Electric 4×2 tractors have been in operation for inner-city distribution… Read more »

Netherlands takes “largest order” title with 259 BYD e-buses

The record for “largest order of electric buses in Europe” is proving to be a rapidly moving target. In November, Volvo sold 157 e-buses to a French public transit operator, and proclaimed that this order was the largest in Europe to date. Now Keolis, a private public transport operator that manages bus and metro systems… Read more »

Letter from Amsterdam: EVs of all shapes and sizes

The streets of Amsterdam are a chaotic carnival of transportation options: the famous flotilla of bicycles (which have dedicated lanes on all major streets) shares the cobblestones with skateboards, scooters (gas, electric and pedal), Segways, buses (diesel and electric) and street trams. There are also canal boats, an underground Metro system, and of course automobiles… Read more »

Ecotap and Allego to deploy 4,500 public chargers in the Netherlands

The Dutch provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel have awarded charger manufacturer Ecotap and charging solution provider Allego a contract to install and operate 4,500 public charging points in 43 cities. The new chargers will make the maximum possible use of sustainably generated energy from local energy coops, and will automatically reduce charging speeds during peak… Read more »

New Dutch study recommends optimal EVSE rollout strategy

As the worldwide fleet of EVs expands, it’s becoming clear that governments around the world need to make significant investments in public charging infrastructure. However, there are few examples to follow in developing an effective rollout strategy. A new study, published in the journal Energy Policy, aims to guide policy makers in the deployment of… Read more »

Amsterdam airport taxis switch from Tesla Model S to Model X

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is famous among travelling EV enthusiasts for its fleet of 167 Model S taxis. Now fleet operator BIOS-groep plans to trade the S for an X, replacing all of its Model S sedans with roomy Model X crossovers. BIOS-groep collaborated with Tesla to install its own on-site charging solution. Level 2 AC… Read more »