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    Report: World's cheapest Nissan Leaf costs just $9,460
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    If you thought electric vehicles were expensive, head on over to Rotterdam in the Netherlands. There, you can buy a Nissan Leaf for the amazingly low price of just 7,450 euros ($9,460 US). Or, if a practical delivery van is more your style, check out the Nissan e-NV200 Visia Flex, which is ...

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    Video: Dutch students drive hyper-efficient hydrogen car to Shell Eco Marathon
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    "Showing up is 80 percent of life," Woody Allen once famously said. Ask the students at the Netherlands' Han University of Applied Sciences who competed in the Shell Eco-Marathon Europe, and they may say that the director/actor was understating his point. Because just getting their car to the ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV selling well in Netherlands
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    Talk about a Dutch treat. Mitsubishi says sales of its Outlander Plug-in Hybrid are brisk in Europe, helped in a big way by plug-in vehicle tax incentives in the Netherlands that are getting more people there to buy the world's first production plug-in hybrid CUV. The Japanese automaker has ...

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    Official: Tesla expands Supercharger network in central Europe
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    While you can't drive a Tesla from the US to Europe, Model S drivers on both sides of the pond are seeing a robust Supercharger network. Today, Tesla announced that enough stations exist in central Europe to get a Model S from Amsterdam to cities 500 or 600 miles away in the Alps. As in the US, ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in starts sales in Europe
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    This week, Mitsubishi began European sales of its delayed Outlander Plug-in Hybrid SUV, and the Japanese automaker says it has received advance orders for 10,000 units since it started taking them across the Pond late last year, according to Hybrid Cars. The company is starting European sales of ...

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    Report: Dutch students build insanely quick EV, goes 0-62 in 2.15 seconds [w/video]
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    Say "Netherlands' Delft University of Technology." Now, understand that, in less than the time it took you to read that, students of that particular school can fling their electric car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph). Pretty impressive, wouldn't you say? The university's racing team had apparently ...

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    Report: Tesla Model S goes 388 miles on 'normal' drive in Holland
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    You can't chalk this one up to Dutch windmills and an extra push they may have theoretically given an electric car. Instead it's just plain electric power. A team of students from the Netherlands was able to wring a whopping 388 miles out of a Tesla Model S on a single charge, but instead of any ...

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    Report: Dutch gas station owners sue EV charging providers over what defines 'fuel'
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    It's not all peaceful windmills and gorgeous tulips in the Netherlands. There's fighting on the plug-in vehicle front. Dutch gas-station owners are taking a less-then beatific-attitude to the country's recent agreement to expand its network of electric-vehicle charging stations. In short, they're ...

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    Official: Holland ready to move forward with Fastned fast-charging network
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    ABB, the world's largest maker of power-transmission gear, got the nod to make chargers for a Dutch charging network designed to ensure that all of the nearly 17 million citizens in the Netherlands are within a 50-kilometer (31-mile) drive of a fast-charging station. Even better, the Fastned ...

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    Official: Stella solar-powered four-passenger car getting ready for Australia challenge [w/video]
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    Solar power, while streaming free daily from our sun, is notoriously difficult to turn into practical vehicular transportation. Sure, you can cross Australia in a solar car, if you're willing to work hard, but direct solar-powered transportation (i.e., not solar charging à la a Tesla ...

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    Official: Holland's plan to go EV-tastic is working
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    Holland has become a bellwether for electric vehicle adoption and infrastructure development. The numbers certainly are not staggering – about 7,500 on the roads throughout the Netherlands – but they did increase eightfold last year and charging posts are showing up in cities ...

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    Official: Tesla announces European pricing for Model S, will make "same level of profit" as in US
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    Tesla Motors has announced European pricing for the Model S all-electric luxury sedan and has given a time frame for first sales of both left-hand and right-hand-drive versions across the Pond. Tesla is giving the Model S vehicles earmarked for the Netherlands a base price of about $96,000 and a ...

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    Official: Tesla will assemble, distribute vehicles in Holland for European market
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    Later this month, Tesla Motors will open its European Distribution Center in Tilburg, Holland, and will start stocking the stocking the site with Tesla Roadster and Model S parts as it prepares to start distribution in continental Europe next year. The 200,000-square-foot factory will support ...

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    Dutch fleet owners buying PHEVs for rebates, then using only gas
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    Fleet owners in the Netherlands are finding out that you can overshoot the mark by 80 percent in fuel consumption with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Leasing company Arval (which is known in the US as major fleet management and leasing company PHH Arval) surveyed fleets leasing the Opel ...

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    Official: Smart highways can charge EVs, give weather warnings
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    Gotta love those Dutch folks. Designer Daan Roosegaarde is teaming up with Heijmans Infrastructure to dream up smart highway lanes that not only give drivers weather information by "glowing" but will eventually be able to help recharge electric vehicles. Presented at Dutch Design Week this ...

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    Official: E-Moss testing "completely climate-neutral" wireless charging bus in Netherlands
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    If it works for passenger cars, it can certainly work for passenger buses. Wireless charging is being tested in small batches in cars like the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, but there's big work being done in Den Bosch in the Netherlands, where E-Moss is testing a 39-foot all-electric bus and ...

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    Official: Fisker sets 'world record' with 45 Karmas charging at once in Holland
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    For those existentialists who've ever wondered what's the sound of 45 Fisker Karma plug-in hybrids recharging, now we know. Forty-five Fisker Karma owners in the Netherlands staged what organizers are saying is the world's largest simultaneous re-charge of "single-brand electric ...

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    Official: BYD sells six electric buses to Netherlands' island
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    Don't worry, there won't be a spelling test for this one. China-based vehicle maker BYD won a contract to sell six of its electric buses to the 10-mile-long island that's home to the Netherlands' first national park. BYD says that park, Schiermonnikoog (spell-check won't catch that), is ...

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    Who's ready now? Nissan deploys first of 400 planned DC fast chargers in Europe
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    Nissan has installed the first of 400 quick-charging electric-vehicle chargers in Europe that it's planning to deploy during the next few years, the Detroit News reports. The Japanese automaker, which along with alliance partner Renault is said to be investing more than $5 billion (U.S.) in ...

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    Official: Tesla, Athlon reach agreement to lease Model S EVs in Europe
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    Tesla Motors and Athlon Car Lease have reached an agreement for the world's first leasing program involving Tesla's Model S battery-electric luxury sedans. Athlon, a division of the Netherlands-based Rabobank, has reserved 150 Model S EVs and plans to lease them to corporations in Belgium, ...

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