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About Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Maarten Vinkhuyzen Grumpy old man. The best thing I did with my life was raising two kids. Only finished primary education, but when you don’t go to school, you have lots of time to read. I switched from accounting to software development and ended my career as system integrator and architect. My 2007 boss got two electric Lotus Elise cars to show policymakers the future direction of energy and transportation. And I have been looking to replace my diesel cars with electric vehicles ever since. And putting my money where my mouth is, I have bought Tesla shares. Intend to keep them until I can trade them for a Tesla car.



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Dutch Electric Vehicle Market Enters Early Majority

October 2nd, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Without getting in the way of my two colleagues, José Pontes and Maximilian Holland, who are providing you with monthly electric vehicle (EV) market updates, I'd like to share my excitement for my home market with you. Fully electric vehicle (BEV) sales are reaching early majority buyers


The Secret of Tesla Battery Day

September 23rd, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

For years, in discussions about future batteries, fanboys have touted the big breakthrough that would make batteries better, cheaper, safer, lighter, etc. — as if touched by a magic want. That is not how progress in science or engineering is made. It is always the dwarf standing on the giant's shoulders that sees new possibilities beyond the old horizons


Tesla Stockholder Meeting & Battery Day Go Virtual

August 21st, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Tesla has decided to make the stockholder meeting and battery day on September 22, 2020, mainly virtual. Because of the ongoing health concerns and restrictions, the events as planned had to be changed


Robotaxis: What’s The Difference Between 10x Better & 10x Safer?

August 17th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Around the pool of the CleanTechnica worldwide virtual headquarters on top of Mount Elonpus, we did celebrate Zach's 300 Tesla Jedi Masters masterpiece. This led to a discussion about the safety of Full Self Driving (FSD). It is often said that FSD needs to be 10 times better or safer than a human driver


Tesla’s Next Frontier — The Tesla Home

July 26th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

On the Tesla earnings call last Wednesday, July 22, Elon mentioned the renewable energy stack for the home. Tesla was focused on the big three: collection (solar), storage (Li-on batteries), and consumption (transport). These are indeed three defining parts of the renewable energy cycle for private persons


New Nissan Ariya EV — Promoted From Concept To Promise

July 16th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Yokohama, Japan, the first big EV news from Nissan in about 10 years was shared with the world. Am I over the top with this statement? Probably, but I have forgotten how many years we have waited for this companion to the Nissan Leaf



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