E-mobility high on the agenda in the Netherlands

In the week that the British government set out its 'Road to Zero' strategy for cleaner road transportation, the Dutch city of Leeuwarden aims to break the world record for the largest parade of electric vehicles.

By 2030, only zero-emission cars will be sold in the Netherlands. That is the Dutch government’s ambition.

By 2030, only zero-emission cars will be sold in the Netherlands. That is the Dutch government’s ambition.

The transition to electrified vehicles is in full swing in the Netherlands. There are more car charging points than in any other European country. This advanced charging infrastructure has encouraged more and more customers and businesses to go electric. Already, about 7 percent of all vehicles on Dutch roads have an electric powertrain.

Ambition: zero-emission transport from 2030

By 2030, only zero-emission cars will be sold in the Netherlands. That is the Dutch government’s ambition. With this goal in mind, businesses, social institutions, knowledge institutions and the government are all working together, both nationally and internationally, to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles. The aim is to help meet the climate targets and, in addition, to take advantage of the associated economic opportunities.

Read the report ‘Electric transport in the Netherlands - Highlights 2017’ for more information.

Dutch EV expertise is exported worldwide

Dutch companies are now profiting from that leading position in the electrification of transport. They are increasingly exporting EV knowledge, products and services abroad. Hence, the claim of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency that 'Electric vehicles create economic growth'.

Contact the Dutch Embassy for more information on e-mobility

The Dutch Embassy in the United Kingdom recognises that British companies and local governments are looking to the Netherlands for best practices. If you would like to know more about the Dutch approach towards a cleaner future, please contact the Embassy on LON-TRADE@minbuza.nl.