Just like during my test drive in California the Ampera is attracting a lot of attention in The Hague. In general the Dutch are open and very involved in electric mobility. The government wants to have one million electric vehicles on the roads by 2020. To this end, it is offering an incentive for every electric car up to 7,000 euros. There are federal incentives in other European countries too, for example the UK offers up to 5,000 pounds (around 5,600 euros).
In addition, the Netherlands have concrete plans to provide cost-free public charging stations on reserved park spaces. This is already reality at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where we are welcoming more than 1,000 journalists for the European Ampera media presentation over five weeks. Electric car drivers can re-charge their vehicle at the Schiphol Excellence Parking lot while they are travelling.