Saturday, February 04, 2012

Electric Cars in Amsterdam

It costs 55 Euro a day to park an ordinary car in the centre of Amsterdam. That's crazy, because that price doesn't include the hassle of trying to find a place to park in the first place. So what about the green alternatives? Car2Go is charging 39 Euro a day to drive an electric SMART car around the city, parking, fuel, all included. But compared with the price of public transport, that's kinda expensive. There are all kinds of extra charges for registering, "processing reparations" (whatever that is - lot's of spelling mistakes on the website), and don't let anyone else drive the car (1000 Euro fine). These cars are small, so not something you could use to pick up some shelves in IKEA. So, I'm intrigued to see who takes them up on the offer.

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