In this small tulip county, already 3.200 jobs in electric transportation

jobs, green economy, circular, transport

in 2014, companies in the electric transportation sector accounted for 820 million euro.

In 2014, the number of employments in electric vehicles increased by 25% to 3,200 jobs in the Netherlands. 

Young entrepreneurs

Dutch companies in circular electric transport are doing a great job. National and international. Important, because they do not only contribute to our economy but they also are part of the solution to the global energy and climate issues.

And there is more. In the Netherlands we do have a lot of students who are involved in green powered transportation.

These students are the entrepreneurs of the future.

They showed their successful cars to let the the world know that the Netherlands has the knowledge and skills to be an attractive country to invest in electric transportation.


820 million

in 2014, companies in the electric transportation sector accounted for 820 million euro.

  • VDL developed as a fully electric bus
  • LomboXnet installed the first charging station which can charge and discharge batteries of electric cars
    Now, cars can be used for energy storage of locally generated solar power

International cooperation

Exports and international cooperation in the sector is growing.

  • The New Motion installed 220 charging points in Berlin
  • NXP supplies computer chips to Tesla
  • In the United States, there are various arrangements in local production of charging stations
  • Germany and Dutch companies are collaborating to adapt the highway Amsterdam – Berlin for electric vehicles by installing adequate charging stations with fast charging capability.

A growing number of foreign companies is investing in the Dutch electricity transport market:

  • The Chinese BYD, which makes all-electric buses and cars, expands in Rotterdam
  • Darfon from Taiwan, a manufacturer of electric bicycles, is based in Eindhoven
  • And in 2015, TESLA opened a new factory in the south of the country.

New technology

18 student teams visited the minister, shown their 14 different solar cars, a solar boat, an electric motor and the StormPulse. Some of the teams have participated in this summer’s prestigious World Solar Challenge in Australia. Thereby

  • 2 student teams won prizes in various categories (Universities of Delft and Eindhoven)
  • The University of Twente finished second and won the Innovation Award with a solar panel that functions even in the shade.

All 18 student teams received from the ministry a contribution of 5,000 euros to spend on further development of their projects.


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