- Category: News
- Created on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 12:35
- Written by Amsterdam Herald
The site next to the A10, on the city’s ring road, will have 40 regular charging points and four high-speed chargers which can restore power in about 20 minutes.
The station is being built by taxi firm Taxi-e, which last week unveiled its fleet of 20 Nissan Leaf electric-powered taxis in Amsterdam, Amstelveen and Schiphol.
The Netherlands has been one of the leading nations in adopting electric cars, whose popularity has surged in the last 12 months.
More than 200 of the most popular model, the Nissan Leaf, have been sold since the start of the year, giving the industry hope at a time while overall sales are falling.
With regular charges taking between six and eight hours to complete, Taxi-E’s recharging station on the Amstel Business Park has been designed to serve as a park and ride facility for commuters.
The station is expected to be ready by March 2012.