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Blockchain platform developed for mobility-as-a-service

Blockchain platform developed for mobility-as-a-service

Sony has announced the development of a blockchain-based common database as part of a challenge proposed by Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

Netherlands doubles renewable energy subsidies

Netherlands doubles renewable energy subsidies

In December 2019, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands ordered the government to cut the nation’s CO2 emissions by 25 per cent from 1990 levels by the end of 2020.

Rotterdam develops ‘low code’ parking app

Rotterdam develops ‘low code’ parking app

The Dutch municipality has worked with Siemens company Mendix and JAM-IT to build a native app that enables its residents to register the licence plates of visitors’ cars.

21 European cities selected for Bloomberg 'high impact' digital services programme

21 European cities selected for Bloomberg 'high impact' digital services programme

The Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative aims to help the cities deliver "high impact" digital services and share lessons learned with the rest of the world.

Netherlands to roll out Europe's largest electric bus fleet

Netherlands to roll out Europe's largest electric bus fleet

Keolis’ Dutch subsidiary will support the three transport authorities in the transition to greener mobility and will replace the existing diesel buses with 300 fully electric ones.

Utrecht becomes home to world's largest bike park

Utrecht becomes home to world's largest bike park

The Municipality of Utrecht, ProRail and NS jointly develop and manage the multistorey Stationsplein parking facility which can hold 12,500 bicycles.

France top for sustainable parking policy

France top for sustainable parking policy

A report from the European Cyclists’ Federation finds it is the only country that has introduced maximum norms for car parking at a national level.

Netherlands and Norway lead the way in electric car adoption

Netherlands and Norway lead the way in electric car adoption

A survey by GoCompare reveals that countries such as Australia and Mexico are lagging behind when it comes to EVs per capita

Netherlands to power vehicles with water-based fuel

Netherlands to power vehicles with water-based fuel

Electriq~Global has teamed with Dutch start-up Eleqtec to use the innovative technology to launch recycling plants and introduce a range of e-mobility solutions