What's holding back electric cars in Amsterdam? Bicycles
Now that the Dutch government is trying to promote plug-in vehicles with things like free power to EV owners, purchase assistance and more parking spaces, they're finding bike riders are strongly opposed to the plan. Adding 10,000 cars to the city in the next five years, the government's stated plan, doesn't have broad appeal in a town with 550,000 bicycles. In fact, there were more transportation "movements" in the city performed by bicycle last year than by cars (38 percent of the total to 37 percent). The cyclists aren't opposed to electric cars per se, just the idea of more cars in their small, bike-filled city.
[Source: Green Car Advisor]
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