(Government of The Netherlands)
The Netherlands will have a new international test centre where companies may test their electric cars, buses, trucks, and associated charging stations.
The Netherlands is thus taking another pioneering step in the sustainable transport domain. Benefiting the environment, fostering clean air, and good for our wallets. The international test lab will be located in Arnhem under the auspices of the Connectr energy cluster. The new ElaadNL test lab is expected to be operational by 1 September.
Charging vehicles of the future
Electric vehicles are gaining increasingly more ground: not only passenger cars, but also motorcycles, delivery vans, coaches and trucks, and, in the near future, heavy construction equipment, inland shipping vessels and small aircraft as well. As all these electric vehicles need to be able to charge, it is vitally important for them to be tested as power consumers, in addition to undergoing the standard vehicle tests administered by the Netherlands Vehicle Authority RDW. This has prompted ElaadNL, the knowledge and innovation centre of the collective Dutch grid managers, to embark on setting up a major new test lab in Arnhem.