Green Transport Delta – Electrification


Green Transport Delta

The Green Transport Delta - Electrification project aims to develop a strong battery ecosystem in the Netherlands and thereby accelerate the transition to climate neutral mobility.

Leading role

European battery chain

The Netherlands can play a leading role in the European battery chain. The gap in the market that Dutch companies can fill is the production of battery modules and packages for specific applications where the production chain worldwide is not yet organized. These include battery packages for buses, trucks, industrial vehicles/machines, aircraft and ships. The Netherlands has leading players in all these markets.

Innovations in this project

Led by VDL Nedcar, the project partners are working concretely on the development of:

• A flexible and scalable development and production environment for innovative battery modules and packages (VDL Nedcar)
• An improved battery management system, in line with upcoming laws & regulations and application of a National Battery Passport (NXP).
• A modular, bi-directional 1 megawatt charger. Includes integration with energy management systems and fleet planning based on variables such as charging requirements, location, local energy production, energy costs, other large consumers and contractual agreements with energy suppliers (Heliox)
• A certified container for safe battery storage and transport that meets both transport requirements (ADR) and the latest storage requirements (PGS37) (VDL Staalservice).
• A blueprint of a scalable battery recycling line suitable for processing End-of-Life (EoL) batteries (TNO).


The Green Transport Delta - Electrification project is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate.

Project period: 1 October 2021 - 31 December 2024.
Project budget: € 36,082,844