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Europe’s Largest EV Fast Charging Station Company Announced An Important Milestone

The ECOreport publishes news that Europe’s largest EV Charging Station Company announced an important milestone

By Roy L Hales

In the five years since Fastned incorporated, they have built 59 fast charging stations through-out the Netherlands. Investors funded this expansion. Now many of these stations are generating revenue. Last week Europe’s largest EV Fast Charging Station company announced an important milestone.

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Everybody may be driving EVs in 10-15 Years

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1People working in automotive development labs today see cars which will hit the road in a couple of years time and know their internal combustion counterparts cannot compete: they see the tipping point today. For most of us, it is still a future event. Today’s electric vehicles need to become more affordable. They need longer range and an infrastructure to support them. Fastned’s CEO, Michiel Langezaal, says everything will move quickly after these issues are addressed. Everybody may be driving EVs in 10-15 Years.

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“Bicycle Anecdotes From Amsterdam” is a joy

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1It is easy to see how Dutch cyclists have gained the reputation of being anarchists and at the same time see how this is not justified. Hundreds of bicycles flow by the viewer, often crossing in front of traffic, with circus-like synchronism. Clarence Eckerson Jr‘s documentary   “Bicycle Anecdotes From Amsterdam” is a joy to watch.

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The EV Tipping Point Is Almost Here

250 km a charge & 2 years of free fast charging

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMFastned CEO Michael Langezaal recently compared EVs to computers on wheels. Gas powered vehicles, on the other hand, have a single function: going forward.  The EVs superiority is so obvious that once they have  4-6% of the market and an infrastructure is in place, they will take over. Today’s announcement that Fastned is partnering with Nissan is a wake-up call. The EV tipping point is almost here.

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Danny Kennedy Is Moving On

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Sungevity’s co-founder will cease to be executive vice-president on September 1st, and officially become the company’s strategic consultant for the next six months. He will most likely continue to be an unofficial advisor for much longer than that. “Danny will always be part of the family and will remain a close advisor to the company,” said John Ordoña, Sungevity’s Vice President of Communications. Kennedy will become Managing Director of the non-profit clean energy investment fund CalCEF. Danny Kennedy is moving on.

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Dutch Court Ruled The State Has A Duty Of Care

The Netherlands emission must be 25% below 1990 levels by 2020 because a Dutch court rules the state has a duty of care.

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1In an era when Federal and local authorities often help corporations impose technologies upon unwilling sectors of the population, the question arises do governments owe their people a duty of care? In Canada, this question has delayed Jessica Ernst’s “fracking” suit from being heard for eight years. There are looming cases about the state’s obligation to take action against Climate Change in Belgium and the Philippines, with a similar suit being considered in Norway. Now the Netherlands must reduce its’ emission to 25% below 1990 levels, by 2020, because a  Dutch court ruled that the state has a duty of care.

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The EV Tipping Point Will Arrive Quickly

An Interview With Fastned CEO Michiel Langezaal; Why The Mass Adoption Of EVs Is Inevitable 

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Though the Netherland’s EV sales are picking up, Fastned’s co- founder & CEO Michiel Langezaal does think they will reach  the national goal of 200,000 electric cars on the road by 2020. According to Michiel this number includes not only fully electric cars, but also the Hybrids.There are still parts of the country that are beyond the reach of EVs with a 100 kilometers per charge range. Around 85% of the population do not have their own parking spaces.  Yet Fastned’s co- founder & CEO Michiel Langezaal says the EV tipping point will arrive quickly.
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The EV Tipping Point Will Arrive Quickly

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1“The EV Tipping Point WIll Arrive Quickly” is an ECO Radio interview with Fastned CEO Michiel Langezaal about the expansion of his fast charging company in Europe and why the mass adoption Of EVs Is Inevitable ©2015 Roy L Hales. Interview conducted by Roy L Hales.

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