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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:35 AM
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Amsterdam planning for 750 electric charging stations soon (125 just this year)
Amsterdam's ambitious plan to not have a single internal combustion engine vehicle within the city by 2040 is one step closer to reality now that Dutch energy utility Essent, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RWE AG, has been asked to install at least 125 charging stations by mid-2011 and possibly up to 750 charging points sometime in the future.

Amsterdam City Council has ambitious environmental targets and says that at least 10,000 electric vehicles will be in use throughout the city by 2015. Amsterdam already has approximately 100 public charging points, making it one of Europe's most plug-in vehicle-ready cities. Peter Terium, chief executive officer of Essent, had this to say of Amsterdam's request for chargers:

http://green.autoblog.com/2011/04/22/amsterdam-750-char...

Puh. The Dutch clearly have no idea what 'drill baby, drill' means.

Weirdo Yurpeans.

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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:37 AM
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1. we are going to be left behind. and the rest of the world will look at us as
we look at 3rd world countries and wonder if we'll ever come out of the wilderness.
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Thunderstruck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:44 AM
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2. Gawd we suck so hard.
*shaking head*
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:46 AM
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3. 100 charging stations for 10,000 cars? gonna be a lot of flat batteries sitting around lol nt
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:17 AM
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4. the Dutch already use as many alternatives as possible
I have a very good friend that lives near Amsterdam. He bought a new car several years ago and it runs on natural gas. He fills it at a natural gas filling station. He uses NO oil and this was several years ago as I state - like around 2002 or so when I bought my new car and we were comparing notes.

Why can't we do this too? One reason: GREED AND BIG OIL!!!!!!!

:kick:

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Ship of Fools Donating Member (899 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:02 AM
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5. don't know about anyone else,
but whenever I read this stuff, I get pretty damned depressed and begin to feel a burning sensation (shame!) starting from my toes that slowly moves up to my face :blush: :blush:
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:26 AM
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6. One of the concerns about charging stations is the lack of standardization
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primavera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:54 AM
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7. Nice to know at least somebody gets it
Since god knows this country doesn't.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:01 PM
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8. The White House: A wholly owned subsidiary of Exxon Mobil
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:20 PM
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9. My Podunk town has two charging stations
Up at the brand new train station, out in the brand new empty parking lot, adjacent to the unused, unscheduled, bus stop. Too bad the train doesn't even make a stop in town. Would have, could have, should have.
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