How real time energy prices could boost local storage


Harm weken, Managing Partner

Flip Oude Weernink, Manager New Mobility


With investments in renewables and electric mobility increasing, the need for storage capacity grows. Smart charging, local storage of renewables and shared e-mobility could balance supply and demand. A consortium supported by FIER Automotive wants to proof that this mix of technologies will be feasible, partly on the basis of real time energy prices.


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Fuel cell vehicle is closing in on its battery powered competitor


With the combustion engine phasing out, the question rises which technology will replace it. For now, with a relatively low total cost of ownership (TCO) the battery electric vehicle (BEV) is in pole position. The fuel cell vehicle (FCV), however, is closing in because of its longer range.


Edwin Bestebreurtje, partner & senior consultant

Flip Oude Weernink, Manager New Mobility

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Electric trucks get ready to take over

Electric trucks could significantly contribute to the reduction of air pollution in European cities. Two flagship European projects, in which FIER Automotive is actively accelerating the switch to sustainable transport solutions, show e-trucks are getting ready to take over from diesel-powered trucks. 


Harm Weken, Managing Partner

Edwin Bestebreurtje, Senior Consultant

Rob Kroon, Project Manager 


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e-Mobility gains momentum, but Merkel hits the brakes

In Germany governments, the public and the car industry are developing an appetite for e-mobility. But with the momentum gaining, Chancellor Angela Merkel hits the brakes by announcing Germany will not achieve its policy goals in time. Although no surprise, it’s the wrong point at the wrong time.


Edwin Bestebreurtje, Partner

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Why the game is changing in the automotive industry

Its hard, if not impossible, to predict the future. But looking at the automotive industry, it is safe to say it will change dramatically over the next ten years. Key ‘game changers’ are teaming-up and set to re-define the market. Car and truck manufacturers will have to follow, or loose the game.


Rob Kroon, Consultant

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Calculating costs of mobility saves money, really!

An online tool to calculate the costs you could save with a switch to electric driving. Its one of the most appreciated results of I-CVUE, a three year European project about the introduction of emobility. Although the free (!) online tool is available to everyone, it has to be further developed to be accessible for consumers.


Rob Kroon, consultant

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Government policies should focus on shared mobility

In The Netherlands right wing parties promise more roads to solve the daily traffic jams, while more left leaning parties argue for a tax per kilometer. The Dutch political debate on mobility is not only traditional ‘left-right’, it is also out of date. New policies should focus on electric mobility to solve the much debated traffic jams and reduce CO2 emission.


Flip Oude Weernink, New Mobility Manager

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