This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Michiel Langezaal is responsible for the daily operations at Fastned. He learned how to make a success out of fast charging equipment for electric vehicles.
He graduated in mechanical engineering from the Technical University (TU) Delft. After a few years he joined the business strategy department of A.T. Kearney for the start-up Epyon, linked to the TU Delft. Michiel became the New Business Developer for this producer of fast charging equipment for electric vehicles. At Epyon, Michiel learned how to make a success out of a start-up. In 2011, Epyon was acquired by the Swiss multinational ABB electrical.
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