Trying to break the chicken-egg dilemma, commitment to build out charging network: http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/28/europes-big-bet-on-evs-an...
The reporter of this article concludes with:
"the funds would be more effectively spent by subsidizing the high cost of purchasing electric cars.
“Registration incentives for electric vehicles, such as currently operate in France, is one of the most effective ways to shift the market from conventional to electric drive trains,”
And that is correct, I think. Just like in the US where buyers of a Tesla Model S get a 7,500 USD reduction. If we would have anything like this in The Netherlands, many more people would buy an EV, that's for sure. And if the sales volumes of EV's go up, then eventually the price of batteries will go down, and the EV's will become cheaper than they are now. That's the way to do it, I think.