EnergyVille and Circuit Zolder collaborate on electric mobility


The government’s energy research centre, Energyville, is signing a co-operation agreement today with racetrack Circuit Zolder to carry out tests of electric vehicles

Research centre will use racetrack to test electric vehicles

Energy research park EnergyVille and Limburg racetrack Circuit Zolder are due to sign a letter of intent today in which they agree to increase and improve their co-operation into research on electric mobility. This means that EnergyVille will be able to use the infrastructure at Zolder to carry our certain tests with electric vehicles. The partners also agreed to search for projects and companies that work towards the development of electric mobility and to organise events together.

The letter of intent will be signed during the awards ceremony for Clean Car of the Year and Clean Truck & Van of the Year at Zolder, in the presence of Flemish innovation minister Ingrid Lieten and the governor of Limburg province, Herman Reynders. The collaborative effort was launched under the banner of Smart Lab Clean Mobility.

“This agreement provides the opportunity to take our technology outside the lab and test it in real life – a vital bridge between idea and finished product,” said EnergyVille CEO Ronnie Belmans. 

Jacques Heynen, chair of the board at Circuit Zolder, declared that Smart Lab Clean Mobility was essential for the further development of Circuit of Zolder as a centre for research on green innovation and mobility. “We want to be a host where researchers feel at home, and this is not possible without the support of various partners,” he said.