Economic potential

Employment in the Dutch e-mobility sector employment quintupled between 2008 and 2013: that is the major conclusion in a report by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency about cashing in on electric driving’s economic potential. The number of full-time jobs (FTE’s) rose from 300 in 2008 to 1,600 in 2013 and 3,200 by the end of 2015 (number of 2016 aren't available yet).

Most new jobs are related to charging point installation; the development of custom vehicles and drive train technology, sales, and mobility services also create ample employment. In five years’ time, the sector’s gross value added rose from €20 million to €120 million. According to interviewed members of the Vereniging DOET (Dutch Organisation for Electric Transport), employment, revenue, and export will continue to follow this upward trend for the coming years.

CE Delft: ‘Employment six times higher in 2020’
In 2020 the Dutch electromobility sector will be home to between 5,000 and 19,000 FTE’s, with an average estimate of 10,000 FTE’s, assuming the government achieves its goal of 20,000 electric vehicles by 2020. So states a report by research consultants CE Delft, commissioned by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency to estimate employment in the Dutch e-mobility sector in 2020. These figures portray six times the number of jobs in 2020 as in 2013. The majority of that employment is expected in the ‘charging infrastructure and smart grids’ subsector. The number of charging points in the Netherlands is expected to grow significantly in the coming years, generating substantial additional employment in this sector for Dutch companies. Strong job growth is also expected in the ‘drive train technology and parts, battery management and information systems’ subsector.