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  • Panther

    Panther J72

    Sometimes a car presents itself and you are not sure what to think of it. A car that does not fit in a box and cannot be interpreted. Is it beautiful now? The yellow license plates are confusing me. You expect blue with such an antique model, right? And is there on the Read more

  • knac interview peter steel

    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.” Read more

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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. Read more

  • zero comma six

    From zero point six to one hundred

    This week Prime Minister Rutte sat at the table with Mariëlle van Overbeek in Nieuwsuur. Meanwhile, a slice 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 minuscule Read more

  • 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's going to make a drastic move. Older petrol cars with a date of first admission before 1 January 1992 are now allowed to enter the zone Read more

  • DeLorean DMC-12

    Wing lamb: DeLorean DMC-12

    The statement “like snow in the sun” seems to have been coined by DeLorean's story. The brand that could have succeeded for as many reasons as failed. However, the cause of the brand's fall just a year after the first DeLorean DMC-12 rolled off the line came from unexpected Read more

  • Citroën DS

    The Nose of the Pike: Citroën DS

    If our salesman Marc gladly informs me that we are going to auction a great 45 year old 7-seater station wagon, it can be German, French, Swedish or American, but in any case something beautiful. When a few days later I'm in a neighborhood in Amstelveen where a garage door slowly has a pointy nose Read more

  • 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 city council in Arnhem has put a stop to the intention. She first wants to have an investigation into the extent to which the introduction of Read more

  • Environmental zone

    “Arnhem also believes in an environmental zone fairytale”

    Arnhem already had an environmental zone for trucks, but today it became known that the municipal council of the Gelderland capital is also banning older diesels. From 2019, diesel passenger cars with a first admission date before 1 January 2004 are no longer allowed to drive into the center of Arnhem. The measure would limit 800 cars Read more

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