Burgemeester Welkom Franse ambassadeur op werkbezoek bij Wedrivesolar

Toespraak burgemeester Jan van Zanen

JP Coenstraat, Lomboxnet, 18 november 2019

Messieurs et Mesdames,

monsieur l’ambassadeur Vassy, cher Luis.

Bienvenue à Utrecht – autrefois… Bienvenue au quartier de Lombok… Et: bienvenue dans…l’avenir. Un avenir sans changement climatique. Et un avenir avec des solutions intelligentes pour générer de l'énergie propre. Permettez-moi maintenant de continuer en anglais…

Your Excellency,

September 11th, the French chamber of commerce celebrated its fortieth anniversary. I was granted the honour to speak to you. I spoke about the excellent and friendly relations between France and the Netherlands. Our long and intensive collaboration. Politically, culturally…but also in the field of economy, technology and research. And, of course, in the field of innovation. I spoke about one innovation in particular. We Drive Solar... Last March, King Willem-Alexander opened this new system in Utrecht. It is a wonderful collaboration between Renault, Lomboxnet, ElaadNL and the city of Utrecht. A solar-powered charging station that can charge, discharge and return charge. A charged electric car can return solar power to homes in the evening.

Thanks to this innovative station, a zero-emission car also becomes an electricity supplier. A smart, simple and sustainable solution… A world’s first and – hopefully – the future of zero-emission transport and clean energy generation. And a new chapter to our close French-Dutch cooperation. A lot more could be told about this wonderful innovation.

But, it is early in the morning. And, moreover…“voir, c'est croire”. Et voilà… Faitez l'expérience. Et profitez-en… Encore...bienvenue. Je vous souhaite une visite intéressante et inspirante.

 

Uw mening