Netherlands

Home-charged electric vehicles outperform combustion engine vehicles on price

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) are more affordable than their combustion engine counterparts (ICEVs) and no longer require the support of the purchase subsidy, our total cost of ownership analysis shows. This is primarily the case for situations where home charging is available. Being dependent on public or fast charging may …

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Are we witnessing the end of the dominancy of ICEV vehicle registration in the Netherlands?

2023 might turn out as being the last year (in the Netherlands) with the #iCEVdominant over #EV engines. 69% of newly registered vehicles had a combustion engine, 68% had an electric engine. Still 37% of all vehicles had both ICE and EE, ranging from mild hybrid to plug-in. How did the change happen?  …

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Higher ambitions, but potentially more fossil

The unintended impacts of the inclusion of hydrogen to contribute to the SAF-mandates in the ReFuelEU Aviation preliminary agreement of May 2023 On May 2, 2023, the European Council, Commission and Parliament reached a preliminary agreement on making the aviation sector in Europe more sustainable. This agreement, called ReFuelEU Aviation, …

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“Honey, I shrunk the car sales!”

2022 passenger car registrations in the Netherlands Passenger cars registrations keep going down while the average base price of models registered keeps going up. The registrations of battery electric vehicles for the third year in a row stabilized at around 70 thousand. Most striking is the ‘collapse’ of registrations of …

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Mobility Monitor

For: NOVE – Netherlands Business Association for Independent Fuel Suppliers [November 2022 – February 2023] For NOVE studio Gear Up developed an annual Mobility Monitor that shows development in fleet volumes and expected fuel demand over time. February 2023 the most recent Monitor was published. The Monitor consists of two …

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Groeiende behoefte aan hernieuwbare waterstof voor luchtvaartbrandstoffen in Nederland

In opdracht van het ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat heeft studio Gear Up een onderzoek uitgevoerd naar de waterstofbehoefte van de Nederlandse luchtvaartsector richting 2030 en 2050. Waterstof is nodig voor de productie van duurzame, biogene luchtvaartbrandstof (SAF) en e-SAF (op basis van waterstof, uit elektrolyse van hernieuwbare elektriciteit, en …

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Management of the Netherlands Platform Renewable Fuels

For: The Netherlands Platform Renewable Fuels [Oct 2016 – now] Managing the independent knowledge and innovation Platform (i) to support the decarbonization of the transport sector and (ii) to enable the builds up of a biobased economy in The Netherlands. studio Gear Up is in charge of managing the activities …

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Workshop over kosteneffectieve invulling RED3-doelen

Voor: RVO / Platform Hernieuwbare Brandstoffen [november – december 2022] Het Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat is in voorbereiding voor de imnplementatie van RED3. Bij de opzet van het systeem wordt overwogen om sectorspecifieke verplichtingen in te stellen voor wegverkeer, zeevaart en lichtvaart en daarboven op ook een ‘sector-vrije’ verplichting. …

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Quick-scan analysis on the ‘Renewable energy in transport’ multiplier for biofuels in shipping

For: RVO – Netherlands Enterprise Agency [October 2022] RVO, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, asked studio Gear Up for a concise analysis on the height of the multiplier that currently is used for bunkering advanced biofuels to the maritime sector. The specific question concerned whether a change to the factor for …

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Demand for hydrogen in aviation fuels in the Netherlands

For: Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Department of Aviation [September – December 2022] July 2021 the European Commission presented a proposal for a regulation that would set mandatory targets for the deployment of renewable fuels in the European transport sector, known as ‘ReFuelEU Aviation’. Aimed to be implemented …

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