Chances to innovate in the development of the infrastructure for electric vehicles

Dennis Laros recently graduated from the Automotive Management program at Fontys University of Applied Sciences at ACE (Automotive Center of Expertise). In his graduation assignment, entitled: “Electric infrastructure as an opportunity”, he investigated how the Dutch automotive ecosystem can make optimal use of the opportunities concerning the electrical infrastructure.
In a videopresentation Dennis explains how he did his research and tells you more about his findings. Dennis Laros was one of the five nominees for the ACE Student Award, which took place last week.
 
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In 2024 1.9 million electric cars will have to charge their batteries. This means that there are challenges in the infrastructure, both logistically and technologically. In the Netherlands, the knowledge is available at universities, in the (automotive) business and energy companies to investigate alternative charging options, in order to make charging faster and easier. The Netherlands can also generate a lot of business internationally. In technological view, for example, wireless charging via induction technology should be investigated. Another alternative is to look at the option of charging with solar energy, for example, which LightYear focuses on.
Dennis Laros: “The construction of the EV infrastructure cannot be done by one party, good cooperation is desirable for an efficient roll-out of the EV infrastructure. The Universities of Applied Sciences are also ideally suited to help get the innovations, which must involve various courses, off the ground. ”