30 May '11, 11am

Rotterdam plans electric vehicle fleet [@EarthTimes] #Netherlands

Rotterdam plans electric vehicle fleet [@EarthTimes] #Netherlands

The Dutch port city of Rotterdam is pushing forward on its plan to explore the possibilities of Electric Vehicles (EVs) for public transport and utilities. 75 EVs of different types are to operate on the roads in this bustling maritime city, to test how effective they will be in ordinary driving conditions and highlight any problems that might occur. The project is called ''75-EV-RO''. It is a very significant step in building the new energy fleet in Rotterdam. The 75 new energy vehicles will be the start of a new municipal low-carbon energy fleet in Rotterdam, consisting of EVs, Hybrids, biofuelled vehicles and other renewable-fuel machines. The objectives are to promote the concept of electrified transportation among ordinary people, and also foreground public concerns over vehicle safety, charging technology and local environment improvement so that vehicles can be deve...

Full article: http://www.earthtimes.org/scitech/rotterdam-plans-electri...

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