After founding the Dutch Organization for Electric Transport and spending three years within the EV industry in The Netherlands, Tim saw the opportunity for Dutch clean-tech solutions on the US East Coast. In 2013, Tim moved to New York and started East Coast Electric to promote and create business for Dutch clean-tech companies and organizations, in cooperation with the ECE program EVBox started in the US market. Since 2015, Tim leads EVBox's business development in North America. "We did not stop using CDs because they didn't work anymore, we just found a better way to listen to music. The same is happening to cars today."
I went to the North Pole to learn more in depth about the climate, and through my experiences I learned quite a lot. It made me more conscious, more quiet, and more motivated. One thing is clear — if we are going to preserve locations like Spitsbergen for the future, we need to make some changes.
The US election season is taking off. And we've probably witnessed President Obama’s final big push to promote electric vehicles. Back in 2008, Obama aimed for 1 million vehicles on the road by 2015, as well as a revolution of the local car manufacturing economy.
Sometimes, even the government steps in. This is where sustainability becomes cheap and mandatory. More and more local governments now offer incentives for those who own electric cars and solar panels, making environment-friendly lifestyles more affordable for average households.