Road transport sector

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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What is needed for drop-in advance biofuels industry built-up in EU

Subcontracted by: Exergia Energy and Environment Consultants S.A.For: CINEA – European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency [June – September 2023] studio Gear Up (Eric van den Heuvel) provided senior expert review to one of the draft chapters of the “Study on Development of Outlook for the Necessary Means to …

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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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Understanding Fit-for-55

For: Various Netherlands companies active in transport fuels market [July 2021 – date] Summer 2021, the European Commission published the Green Deal Fit for 55 package: a legislative package full of proposals for new Directives and Regulations that collectively should lead to 55% lower greenhouse gas emissions in europe, compared …

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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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Analysis of car sales in 2021 in the Netherlands: lower sales of ICEVS ánd BEVs

After years of growth of the annual new registrations of passengers cars, 2021 was characterized by a strong decrease of total registrations. For the first time the number of registered Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) was lower than the previous year, breaking with a trend of steep increases. 2021 saw a …

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Greenhouse gas abatement costs for passenger cars

For: ePURE – the European renewable ethanol association [January – May 2022] The European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) would like to understand the position of bio-ethanol compared to various renewable fuel and drivetrain options for climate action in the passenger car segment. This based on their greenhouse gas emission abatement …

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Analysis of the passenger car market in some EU MSs

A presentation in FuelsEurope’s webinar on ‘Ensuring social inclusiveness” Loes Knotter presented during FuelsEurope’s “#ReFuels Week” webinar series first results of an analysis on available budgets for purchase new (or second hand) cars of various household income groups in some EU Member States. Her presentation is found here. The video …

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Analysis of car sales in 2020 in the Netherlands: sales of small and cheap cars are under pressure

In 2020, the sales of new battery-electric passenger vehicles hit another record with over 71 thousand cars registered (20% of total passenger car registrations). Total battery electric vehicle (BEV) registration was 14,5% higher than the 2019 BEV sales. Yet, this is not the only relevant trend. Due to the COVID-19 …

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