British experts on E-Mobility visited the Netherlands
From 13 to 15 May British E-Mobility experts visited the Netherlands as part of an Influentials Programme organized by the Dutch Enterprise Agency. Over three days, the British visitors, who represented different branch organizations and local authorities, visited several projects focusing on Electric Mobility and learned from the experiences of Dutch experts.
During the welcome dinner on Monday 13 May, delegates from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the association Dutch Organisation for Electric Transport (DOET) and EV-Consult presented an introduction to Dutch E-mobility policies and practices, renewable energy for charging electric vehicles and economic opportunities.
The next morning, they went to Lomboxnet in Utrecht where We Drive Solar and Elaad shared their knowledge on smart solar charging, vehicle-to-grid energy, car-sharing and the integration of green energy and cybersecurity. Via a quick stop at a Fastned load station, the journey continued to Brabant, where they visited VDL, Heliox and a bus station in Eindhoven with a 100% electric bus fleet. After an inspiring talk by Lightyear, the day finished with a networking dinner, which several Dutch businesses and organizations joined.
On the third day of the programme, the delegation was introduced to NXP Semiconductors at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, after which they went to the autonomous bus 2getthere in Capelle aan den IJssel and later learned about eViolin, an organization founded by charging-point operators and cargo services. The visit ended with a presentation by the E-Mobility team from the municipality of Rotterdam.
If you are interested in finding out more about the follow-up of this visit or you are a Dutch company working in the E-mobility sector and would like to get more information about the challenges of the British market, please contact Matthijs Houët in the Economic Department of the Dutch Embassy in London.