ARS Traffic & Transport Technology has joined the Trans-Atlantic Coast-to-Coast Smart e-Mobility Program to cooperate and develop the US and Dutch Smart e-Mobility market. A signing ceremony took place at the Ministry of Economic Affairs on December 12th, 2017. During the ceremony, led by Dr. Bertholt Leeftink, Vice Minister of Economic Affairs, Dr. Jan Linssen, CEO of ARS T&TT, signed and joined the program.
“Coast-to-Coast Smart e-Mobility is very excited that ARS T&TT, amongst others, is joining the partnership”, says Peter van Deventer, Director. “The companies bring very exciting smart e-mobility solutions to the table. They all have a strong focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. I consider the organizations a great asset to the transatlantic cooperation between The Netherlands and California. Their ambitions to accelerate solutions for smarter and cleaner electric transportation is amazing.”
“This partnership leverages ARS T&TT’s European Smart Mobility success in the likewise USA ecosystem” says Dr. Jan Linssen. “It will show that Smart Mobility is not just a fashionable term, but is a way to let mobility intensive people and businesses grow and prosper and contribute to sustainability.”
About Coast-to-Coast Smart e-Mobility
The Netherlands and West Coast US face many similar challenges on air quality, oil dependence, sustainable jobs creation, congestion, crowded cities, etc. Transportation is key in this but also offers opportunities for change and economic growth. Smart and e-Mobility are one of these promising opportunities.
As far as Smart and e-Mobility: California and The Netherlands are global leaders. In 2013, Mr. Matt Rodriquez, Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, and Ms. Wilma Mansveld, Minister of Infrastructure and Environment signed a strategic agreement on Smart and e-Mobility cooperation and stimulation. In addition, the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative and Coast-to-Coast Smart e-Mobility (S4C) signed a multi-year agreement to cooperate on knowledge transfer and business development.