The Netherlands is a prime location for companies in the EV field, due to the existence of excellent knowledge institutes such as the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and TNO Automotive. These institutes have a great deal of knowledge about EVs and related technologies, such as mobility and environmental technology.
The Dutch Innovation Centre for Electric Road Transport (Dutch-INCERT) is a network organisation of knowledge institutes working to link scientific research, technological innovation, and education with the transition to electric transport on Dutch roadways. Dutch-INCERT brings together the Netherlands’ three universities of technology in Eindhoven, Delft, and Twente and the Rotterdam, Arnhem-Nijmegen, and Fontys universities of applied sciences.
The Nederlands is home for many talented students, from whom many are participating in student teams. Taking all the prices the student teams from the Eindhoven, Delft, and Twente Universities of Technology made an impressive showing during the World Solar Challenge in the fall of 2015. This year all three teams are going for the victory again. The Nuon Solar Team of TU Delft will even present a autonomous driving solar car.