Maarten Steinbuch

Once you start driving an electric car, you start to think differently

Maarten Steinbuch is professor in Systems and Control and Chair of Control Systems Technology at Eindhoven University. ‘Charging you car or filling up your car with gasoline are two different things. Obviously, because for one car you need electricity and for the other car gasoline. But once you start driving an electric car, you start to think differently. Charging your car is like parking your car: if you don’t use your car, it’s charging. So that’s something we have to take into account when rolling out charging infrastructure. If you can charge your car while you’re at work, out shopping or at home, your car is always sufficiently charged for your next ride.’