S4C Smart e-Mobility Program

Both the European and the US West-Coasts are pioneering Smart e-mobility. Governments, universities and companies are co-operating to speed up developments. The two regions have lots in common, facing the same challenges and generating the same business opportunities.So why develop the e-wheel twice, both in Europe and the US? That’s where the S4C Smart e-Mobility Program kicks in.
S4C Smart e-Mobility Program
…is a public private partnership
…designed to promote knowledge and innovation exchange
…between US and Dutch government and universities
…and to position companies in the respective e-mobility markets

In other words:

Exchanging knowledge

Sharing experiences

Creating opportunities


Main activities
  1. Development of “Holland smart E-Mobility House” at Consulate General, San Francisco;
  2. Organization of seminars/events at the Holland Smart E-Mobility House;
  3. Organization of trade missions and study tours;
  4. Development of bilateral relations between US and NL decision makers (government, universities, companies), e.g. ZEV Action Plan.
  5. Stimulate and realise pilot projects and new business development;
  6. Knowledge and innovation dissemination between US and Dutch governments and universities;
  7. Communication: web portal, weblogs, twitter (@Coast2Coast_EV).
Program duration

The program will run (at least) until the end of 2020.

Our partners

The “Holland Westcoast Smart Connection!” cluster is a private public partnership. With all partners agreements have been signed aimed to exchange knowledge, share experiences and create opportunities in both regions. An overview of partners you can find here.

Furthermore, the Holland Westcoast Smart Connection works closely together with organizations like VELOZ, UCDavis, ZERO-motorcycles in the USA and with  MRA-e, Rabobank, NSOB, Rotterdam University in the Netherlands.

Charging Points in the Netherlands (2017)
Public    14,366
Semi-Public   15,447
Fast Charging    672
Long-term goals EVs in the Netherlands
2015    ~70,000
2020    200,000
2025    1,0 million
Long-term goals ZEVs in California
2015    ~165,000
2020    1,0 million
2025    1,5 million
Best Range (Advertised Range)
Tesla Model S 85D 335 miles
Tesla Model X 295 miles
Chevrolet Bolt EV 238 miles
BYD e6 187 miles
Volkswagen e-Golf 125 miles
Best Selling Models (2016 – Global Units Sold)
Tesla Model S 50,935
Nissan Leaf EV 49,818
BYD Tang PHEV 31,425
Chevrolet Volt 28,295
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 27,850



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