Amsterdam to subsidise EVs

February 18, 2010 § Leave a comment

Amsterdam City Council has announced a E3million programme to subsidise electric vehicle purchases, with grants of up to half the cost of a car available, and up to E250,000 for large-scale fleet purchases of up to 20 vehicles or more. A sliding scale of subsidies is in place, with up to E45,000 for buyers of trucks and taxis, in a bid to improve air quality in the Dutch city.

The news has been welcomed today by CEO of Norwegian  EV-maker Think, which has now upped its sale forecasts for the Netherlands. Richard Canny said: “This project stands out as the most forward-thinking of initiatives in the electric vehicle sector across the whole of  Europe. Business and enterprise is at the heart of any major city, and targeting this sector with such generous subsidies we think will change the face of business transport in the city.”

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