Netherlands-Luxembourg Smart and e-Mobility Day

Lina Ostapchuk

Association Business Events Manager

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Developing smart mobility and building the infrastructure needed for expanding e-Mobility are two major challenges for any country wishing to be greener and reduce its carbon footprint.

In this arena, the Netherlands has much experience, and to make available the country’s expertise, the Dutch Embassy organised Netherlands-Luxembourg Smart and e-Mobility Day, which took place in July 2019 and was co-organised by the Chamber of Commerce. The day-long event, which was held at the Chamber of Commerce building in Luxembourg City, drew 140 participants, and some of the important topics that were covered were electric cars, charging stations, infrastructure, e-bikes, and apps.

The event, opened up by Han-Maurits Schaapveld, the Dutch Ambassador to Luxembourg, was attended by François Bausch, Minister for Mobility and Public Works of Luxembourg. The approach of the Netherlands to developing sustainable mobility was presented by representatives of key Dutch players including Shell, Fastned, and the automobile club ANWB.

Meanwhile, Luxinnovation gave insight into Luxembourg’s advancements by presenting the Grand Duchy’s collaborative project with France and Germany: a 215-kilometre testbed for autonomous vehicles.

One of the highlights of the event was an exhibition of some of the most innovative yet practical electric vehicles on the market including cars, scooters, and bikes.