Electric Transport and ICEP

Published on:
22 July 2020
Last checked on:
11 February 2022

The Netherlands is a world leader in electric transport, especially in the areas of charging infrastructure and connectivity. Because of this, the country ranks highly in this field, and its expertise is in high demand.

The Netherlands is part of many international partnerships and is represented at major trade fairs. It also takes part in trade missions, conferences and workshops around the world. There are many opportunities to sell Dutch products and services on the international market. There are also opportunities for international businesses to establish themselves and create jobs in the Netherlands.

Steering Committee on the Internationalisation of Dutch e-mobility

The Dutch national government has set up the Formula E Team (FET). FET’s mission is to promote developments relating to electric transport. An outcome of the FET is the Steering Committee on the Internationalisation of Dutch e-mobility. This was set up to structure international activities in the field. The steering group has created an international strategy and an assessment framework. The framework helps to determine how to help specific countries and subtopics.

Supporting the electric transport sector

ICEP supports Dutch companies that offer renewable energy products and services abroad. It works closely with the Formula E Team in the electric transport sector. It also consults with the Steering Committee on the Internationalisation of Dutch e-mobility. Their aim is to look at activities that will stimulate export for the Dutch electric transport sector.

Partners for International Business (PIB)

Through the Partners for International Business (PIB) programme, the government supports Dutch companies that want to enter new markets in other countries. The government serves as a business partner, gives advice and contributes to projects. It does this, for example, through government to government (G2G) activities.

Companies in the electric transport sector can apply for the PIB programme. This has already led to projects in the United States, India, Germany, Austria and France.

International cooperation

It is important for international agreements to take Dutch interests into account. International policy coordination and influence is essential. It is also important for the Netherlands to showcase its position as a world leader in the field of electric transport. This will help increase the earning potential of Dutch companies. For this reason, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, on behalf of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, and the Formula E Team take part in international electric transport networks.

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  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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