An electric car is a car powered by batteries, which are in turn charged by the electricity network.
Electric cars are generally supplied directly from the factory. They’re suitable for drivers who don’t travel large distances and who can charge their vehicles at home, work, or possibly at a fast charging station when taking a different route.
All the electricity supplied by OrangeGas fast chargers is green. This green energy is generated by wind farms in the Netherlands. OrangeGas is also working on building its own solar parks so it can generate its own electricity and send it to the fast chargers.
Electric vehicles are quiet and clean. In addition, business drivers enjoy a lower benefit-in-kind taxation rate, which keeps the lease costs for the driver low.
Lease drivers still enjoy a lower benefit-in-kind taxation rate (although it’s calculated over a higher initial cost price). The reduced benefit-in-kind taxation rate applies up to a certain amount. 22% benefit-in-kind taxation rate applies to the higher purchase price.
|Benefit-in-kind taxation rate||8%||12%||16%|
|Up to a maximum amount||€45,000||€40,000||€40,000|
Private individuals cannot enjoy as many financial benefits from electric cars. The purchase price of an electric car is often too high for private individuals, and there are few second-hand cars for sale because of the life of electric cars.
Besides this, charging is also cheap. A public charging station costs €0.34/kWh on average, and a fast charging station on the motorway around €0.65/kWh. If you charge at home, the rate is around €0.22/kWh. OrangeGas charges the lowest price in the Netherlands for fast charging; €0.35/kWh. Note: some providers have an initial flat fee, which can be €3.
Yes, electric cars meet all safety requirements. However, current electric cars are virtually silent. The result of this is that pedestrians often fail to hear them. We recommend drivers of electric cars take this into account. Also, be careful with the charging cable when charging the car as people may trip over it.
You can charge an electric car quickly or slowly. However, fast charging is not yet suitable for all vehicles. Fast chargers are often located at strategic locations close to the motorway, on industrial estates, or at filling stations. There are different types of fast chargers where you can charge at different speeds, although these may only be suitable for certain types of vehicles.
Slow chargers can be found in car parks, fast food chains, hotels, etc. Sometimes, you can charge your car at work. Finally, a domestic charger can sometimes be supplied by the lease company, although you will need your own driveway. For more technical data and specific information about loading, have a look at www.nederlandelektrisch.nl
The charging time depends on how full the battery is, how fast the car can charge, and what charging station is available. If you charge an electric car at home with a 220 V supply and an empty battery, you should take a charging time of 8 hours into account. At a standard public charging station, it will take around 2 to 4 hours to charge an empty battery. A fast-charging station can charge an empty battery to at least 80% capacity in 30 minutes.
You can find the OrangeGas fast-charging stations on the website under filling stations. For those on the road, the OrangeGas app is a great tool for finding the nearest filling station. For all other charging stations in the Netherlands, please see https://nederlandelektrisch.nl/opladen/waar-kan-ik-laden-in-nederland
The ranges of electric cars vary widely. There can also be a big difference between the range announced by manufacturers and the real figures. OrangeGas therefore recommends this website: https://ev-database.nl that lets you consult factory figures and actual figures. Most modern electric cars have a range of between 150 km and 300 km.
The tank-to-wheel emissions of an electric car are zero. This is also known as zero emission. Well-to-wheel emissions are not so clean, mainly due to the CO2 released during battery production, tyre wear, and the use of grey electricity. However, using green electricity makes a massive difference.
You need a charge card. At the moment, you can’t pay with a debit card or credit card. A subscription is also a popular option. View all the options here: https://laadpas.com.
Yes you can. Lots of lease car suppliers offer electric cars.
Companies that can convert cars to electric drive do exist, but there are many electric cars now available directly from the factory.
The fast charging infrastructure outside the Netherlands is constantly improving. This website offers an overview of the charging infrastructure outside the Netherlands https://nederlandelektrisch.nl/opladen/laden-in-het-buitenland.
OrangeGas is currently the cheapest! We only charge €0.35 per kWh and no initial flat fee applies, making us the cheapest provider for fast charging. In addition, we sell 100% green electricity, generated as locally as possible. OrangeGas is currently working hard on expanding its network.
All the available electric models can be found on our website under 'vehicles'.