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    Peter Staal, director of KNAC: “There is certainly a future for our classics in the energy transition”

    In order to achieve the climate objectives, substantial investments are made in the development of sustainable energy. But the envisaged energy transition is more complex than expected. The electrification of our vehicle fleet is going quite slowly, the development of hydrogen as a fuel is still in its infancy and the production of synthetic fuels is still far too expensive. Peter Staal, director of the KNAC, therefore sees a sufficient future for classic and modern petrol and diesel cars.” Sea

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    200 times BNR Petrolheads. You celebrate an anniversary together

    The anniversary broadcast of the BNR Petrolheads is fully booked in no time. Bas van Werven and Carlo Brantsen joined a real and growing community with this podcast from 2018. I've been listening every week since the very first episode. Normally there is no audience at the recordings. But a real anniversary: ​​the petrolheads celebrate that of course […] Sea

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    Fireplaces and BBQs more polluting than cars auto

    What is the influence of passenger car traffic on air quality in the Netherlands? The KNAC has been asking this question since the introduction of the first environmental zones in 2007 and the reduction of the maximum speed to 100 km/h in 2020. KNAC director Peter Staal lacks a good numerical substantiation that justifies all anti-car measures. Sea

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    From zero point six to one hundred

    This week Prime Minister Rutte sat at the table with Mariëlle van Overbeek in Nieuwsuur. Meanwhile, a disk chart lit up. I already knew the numbers, but again they came in. Road traffic: 6,1% share in Dutch nitrogen production. Abroad: 32,3%. Agricultural sector: 46%. Construction: 0,6%. Build 0,6%? It's really there. Zero point six, the miniscule number that […] Sea

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    The Vriezema car locker. A progressive seventies idea

    It is hard to imagine. You drive your car on a randomly selected street or road. You accelerate and you notice that your car is not accelerating. You feel that the speed is being limited. And you know that the police have set the speed for you. Unreal? Yes, it still is. […] Sea

  • national environmental zone policy

    Background: Coalition agreement Rotterdam provides for simplified national environmental zone policy

    The Rotterdam environmental zone for passenger cars will be phased out in the coming years. A fresh coalition agreement puts an end to the controversial zone, where older petrol and diesel vehicles were not allowed to be driven. He will be drastically overhauled. Older petrol cars with a date of first admission before January 1, 1992 are now allowed to re-enter the zone. […] Sea

  • DeLorean DMC-12

    Wing lamb: DeLorean DMC-12

    The phrase “like snow in the sun” seems to have been coined by the DeLorean story. The brand that could have succeeded for as many reasons as failed. However, the cause of the brand's collapse just a year after the first DeLorean DMC-12 rolled off the line came from an unexpected source. John […] Sea

  • Citroën DS

    The Nose of the Pike: Citroën DS

    When our salesman Marc happily informs me that we can auction a great, 45-year-old 7-seater station wagon, it could be German, French, Swedish or American, but at least something beautiful. A few days later when I find myself in a neighborhood in Amstelveen where a garage door slowly becomes a pointed nose with a split […] Sea

  • Arnhem environmental zone

    Arnhem environmental zone extension is by no means certain

    At the end of last month, the introduction of the strictest environmental zone in the Netherlands seemed a fact. From 2019, Arnhem would no longer allow diesel cars from before 2004 into the demarcated zone within the Gelderland capital. However, the Arnhem municipal council has put a stop to the plan. She first wants to investigate to what extent the introduction of a […] Sea

  • Environmental zone

    “Arnhem also believes in an environmental zone fairytale”

    Arnhem already had an environmental zone for trucks, but today it has become known that the city council of the Gelderland capital is also banning older diesels. From 2019, diesel passenger cars with a date of first authorization prior to 1 January 2004 may no longer enter the center of Arnhem. The measure would affect 800 cars. “Symbol politics […] Sea

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    The last Panther

    Sometimes a car presents itself of which you do not know what to think. A car that does not fit in a box and cannot be identified. Is it beautiful? The yellow number plates confuse me. With such an antique model you expect blue? And it says there on the nose […] Sea

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