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Ohio State joins international e-mobility initiative

The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research (CAR) has become the 28th member of the Coast to Coast e-Mobility Initiative, aimed at developing the United States and Dutch Smart e-Mobility market. The signing ceremony took place at the Formula E Grand Prix in Long Beach, California on April 2, 2016. The ceremony was led by Djoeke Adimi, Consul General of the Netherlands, and included Giorgio Rizzoni, director of CAR, Peter van Deventer, director of Coast to Coast e-Mobility and Elisabeth Post, Vice Governor of the Province of Noord-Holland.

Giorgio Rizzoni Ohio State CARAdimi, van Deventer and Rizzoni at the signing ceremony“Coast-to-Coast e-Mobility is very excited that the Center for Automotive Research is joining the initiative,” said Peter van Deventer, director of Coast-to-Coast e-Mobility. “I consider the center to be a great asset to the transatlantic cooperation between the Netherlands and the United States and their ambitions to accelerate the introduction of smarter and cleaner transportation.”

CAR is a premier automotive research center in the U.S., with a strong focus on academic and applied research in the field of zero-emission mobility. Additionally, its broad portfolio on a wide range of other sustainable mobility research and development makes it an ideal member of the initiative.

"The Center for Automotive Research is pleased to join the Coast-to-Coast e-Mobility Initiative," said Rizzoni. "Knowledge and innovation exchange are important elements that are central to the mission of the center as an educational institution and CAR looks forward to participating in this partnership."