Inloggen

Close
Düsseldorf, 11 April 2017

Holland Tag: Dutch Cities Are Living Labs

Dutch cities are excellent 'living labs' for new e-mobility concepts, from smart charging to electric inner city distribution and people movers. During DNHK’s 'Holland Tag' on 28 March 2017 in Düsseldorf, program-manager Edwin Bestebreurtje of E-Mobility Partners and manager Baerte de Brey of our member ELaadNL explained why.

The Randstad, the most populated western part of The Netherlands, has about 7 million inhabitants. In the area the four largest Dutch cities – Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht – form a tight well connected network of urban dwellings no more than sixty to seventy kilometres from each other.

The close-knit infrastructure in and between these cities, makes it possible to experiment with new mobility solutions. In Amsterdam electric trucks and the 'Made in Holland' Stint , a light electric cargo vehicle which is about to enter the German market, are used for inner city distribution. These concepts could also work in German cities, although distances in Germany between cities are much longer.

Inner City Distribution

Bestebreurtje: 'In The Netherlands EMOSS , a manufacturer or OEM of electric trucks, converted relative small trucks from diesel to electric. These trucks are in use now for inner city distribution in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, where long distance diesel powered trucks unload at a distribution centre outside the city and electric trucks deliver the goods from there to their destination.'

Using electric vehicles for city traffic contributes to the reduction of air pollution in German cities, where environmental zones are already in place to reduce the number of diesel powered vehicles. And the Dutch approach has already been implemented. In Dortmund the German retailer Tedi is operating some EMOSS-trucks for inner city distribution.

Bestebreurtje: 'In The Netherlands we don't have just experience with electric trucks, but also with Light Electric Vehicles (LEV's). For example, the people mover Trikke , an electric 'last mile solution' which is easy to use and adapts seamlessly to the existing urban environment.

Smart Charging

Introducing electric mobility concepts in urban areas is only the first step towards what is known as 'smart charging', manager Baerte De Brey of our member ElaadNL - a cooperation of Dutch grid operators - explained during his presentation on Holland Tag. With smart charging energy generated by solar panels and wind turbines can be stored in the batteries of electric cars and re-delivered to the grid when needed.

The technology of smart charging is the future solution for stabilizing power peaks in the grid, caused by solar panels and wind turbines. In Germany, where about one third of the energy supply is from renewable sources, managing power peaks has become a challenging problem for many grid operators.

Teaming Up

Short term, Dutch expertise in smart charging could strengthen Germany's lead in renewable energy. Long term, teaming up could result into the development of innovative solutions for sustainable mobility and energy systems used not only in both countries but also in Europe and the rest of the world.

Introduction Video E-Mobility Partners

Many thanks to DNHK , organiser of Holland Tag, whom made a short video about all E-Mobility Partners. Please, have a look here .



Aangemaakt op 11-04-2017 door pibswadmin

Helmond-Aachen, 30 October 2017 Partnership II: Thought Leaders Team-Up
Amsterdam, 17 October 2017 Partnership I: Software and Hardware
Munich, 23 February 2017 Domagkpark in Munich is 'living lab'
Munich, 1 February 2017 Kick-off German-Dutch Chapter eMonday
Munich, 20 January 2017 'Building Trust and New Relationships'
Rotterdam, 13 December 2016 LMS: 'Back-Office for Mobility Providers'
Nuremberg, 11 November 2016 Mission: 'Open Innovation vs Made in Germany'
Helmond, 1 November 2016 Peter de Lannoy: 'Facilitating Our Members'
Munich, 12 October 2016 GreenFLux Nominated for 2016 sMove360° Award
Munich, 30 October 2016 GreenFlux won sMove360° Award at eCarTec
Arnhem, 17 October 2016 PRESS RELEASE: Revolution in Smart Charging
Delft, 1 September 2016 Dutch-INCERT:'Research With German Partner'
Amersfoort, 19 July 2016 'Stint is almost just as big as VW Caddy'
Helmond, 16 June 2016 E-Mobility Partners Open For New Members!
Berlin, 28 April 2016 Germany to Launch Incentive Scheme for E-Cars
Apeldoorn, 22 April 2016 Chargepoint: 'Partnership with TU Munich'
Munich, 19 April 2016 ElaadNL:'Europe Needs an Open Protocol'
Munich, 14 April 2016 E-Mobility Partners and MunichExpo Team-Up
Arnhem, 12 April 2016 ABC:'Data Pinpoints Location Charging Pole'
Utrecht, 2 March 2016 PRESS RELEASE: To Keep Cities Liveable
Brussels, 9 Feb 2016 Brussels To Develop General Norm for PLEV's
The Hague, 3 Feb 2016 Trikke: 'Cities Need Light Electric Vehicles'
Stuttgart, 12 Nov 2015 E-Mobility Partners Visit Stuttgarter Messe
Horst, 3 Dec 2015 NRWmeetsNL Meets EM Partners in Horst (NL)
The Hague, 14 Dec 2015 Kamp (NL): 'E-Mobility Drives the Economy'
Amsterdam, 4 Jan 2016 GreenFlux: 'Making Power Grids Future-Proof'
Hoofddorp, 22 Jan 2016 APPM: 'Improving EV Policies for Governments'
Maastricht, 11 Jan 2016 Pilot eCARSHARE To Expand to 75 Cars
Esslingen am Neckar, 5 Dec 2015 Hermann (BW): 'E-Mobility, It Can Be Done!'
Berlin, 2 Dec 2015 Bert Klerk: 'E-Mobility Is More than E-Cars'
Berlin, 26 Nov 2015 RVO Launched E Mobility Brochure in Berlin
Munich, 16 Nov 2015 Consul Peter Verweij at World Mobility Summit
Arnhem, 18 Nov 2015 ElaadNL Opens Testlab for Smart Charging