by David Mathews


Netherlands car hire electric map


The top ten countries leading the electric vehicle race and setting the standard for lower carbon emissions has been revealed, and the Netherlands takes the top spot.

Globally, electric vehicles have disrupted the transportation and technology industries. They have shown how important it is to find alternate sources of fuel and they can positively affect the environment and society as a whole.

For many, electric vehicles offer several benefits over petrol or diesel vehicles. Lower fuel costs, reduced maintenance bills, and zero or discounted car tax are just some of the ways that running costs are lowered.

They are more convenient, such as charging the vehicle at home, and some say they offer a better driving experience. Not to mention that it helps reduce the impact on the environment, such as lowering carbon emissions.

The Netherlands was found to be most advanced in the roll out of electric vehicle technologies followed by Norway and Sweden with France ranked in fourth place.

Our researchers looked at both electric vehicle sales per head of population and state investment in infrastructure and charging points to compile a definitive leader board of the countries showing the way when it comes to electric cars.

The results are in...

This leaderboard tells us who is leading the race to become the first-ever electric vehicle only and setting the standard for lower carbon emissions.

Taking into account total sales of electric vehicles, person per electric vehicle, and electric vehicle per charging point, we ranked each country to help show who is leading the electric vehicle race.


Netherlands car hire electric results table


Car Hire in the Netherland's Main Airports

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Close to the North West corner of Holland, Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport handles in excess of 70 million passengers every year. The airport is just a quick 20 minute drive from the centre of Amsterdam. If you'd like to collect a rental car at Amsterdam Airport, you'll find the collection desks in the airport terminal building. Look out for the car rental signs once you've collected your luggage.

Eindhoven Airport

In the south of Holland and servicing nearly 7 million passengers every year, Eindhoven airport is only a quick 30 minute drive away from the Country's border with Belgium. If you intend to drive from Eindhoven, you have lots of options for cheap car hire at Eindhoven Airport. When you arrive to pick-up the car, you can find the main car rental brands located within the airport building.

Rotterdam Airport

A quick 15 minute drive outside of Central Rotterdam, Rotterdam Airport caters for more than 2 million passengers per annum. It's easy to collect your car hire in Rotterdam Airport, the car rental desks inside the main terminal building.

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