Incentives Upon Incentives in Rotterdam Set A New Low Record
If you thought electric vehicles were expensive, head on over to Rotterdam in the Netherlands. There, you can buy a Nissan Leaf for the amazingly low price of just 7,450 euros ($9,460 US). Or, if a practical delivery van is more your style, check out the Nissan e-NV200 Visia Flex, which is absurdly priced at 4,950 euros ($6,400). Now, you might be thinking, those prices don't seem right, and this isn't a case of Nissan slashing the price like someone in I Know What You Did Last Summer. Instead,
Toro Rosso made headlines a couple of weeks ago when it signed Max Verstappen. Born in 1997, Verstappen is just 16, and will be just 17 when he makes his race debut next season, which will make him the youngest driver ever to compete in a F1 grand prix – by a margin of nearly two years, no less, the previously record held by Jaime Alguersuari, also of Toro Rosso, at 19. You imagine, then, that the team has been eager to showcase its young new talent, especially in his home country of Holla
"Showing up is 80 percent of life," Woody Allen once famously said. Ask the students at the Netherlands' Han University of Applied Sciences who competed in the Shell Eco-Marathon Europe, and they may say that the director/actor was understating his point. Because just getting their car to the starting line of the contest was a victory in itself.
Neste Oil has announced plans to build a new biomass-to-liquid diesel plant in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The plant will produce what the company calls NExBTL renewable diesel fuel at the rate of 800,000 tonnes per year after it begins operating in 2011. Neste will spend about €670 million (a little over $1 billion at current exchange rates) on the facility which will use Neste's processes to convert a mix of palm and rapeseed oils and animal fat into a high-quality diesel fuel. Neste al
Let me tell you the story of the Victoria, a barge that produces 80 percent less NOx, 99 percent less SOx and 98 percent less particulates than standard barges on its travels. Oh, and the CO2 production levels are also about 5 to 15 percent less.