SparkCity team

Auke Hoekstra is the founder of SparkCity. He uses the model to determine how sustainable energy and mobility can improve society. He has a masters degree in public administration and a history managing large Telecom projects as a self-employed consultant. Ten years ago he discovered that solar, wind, electric vehicles and autonomous driving are going to be even more disruptive than the Internet he knew so well. His desire to accelerate this transition lead to his research at the Eindhoven University of Technology and SparkCity. He is also a senior strategy consultant at Alliander and his research is sponsored by the ElaadNL foundation. You can reach him on twitter, linkedin and by email. He is a frequent speaker (videos) and one of the leading electric vehicle experts in the Netherlands.

Peter Hogeveen is the lead programmer of SparkCity. He is a PhD student at the Eindhoven University of Technology and a sustainable mobility consultant at EVConsult in Amsterdam. For the last few years he has been involved in a variety of modeling studies to analyze the development and impacts of electric vehicles, charging infrastructure and the energy transition. His passion lies in the use of analytical tools and data analysis to contribute to a more sustainable society. He holds a bachelor degree in applied physics and master degrees in Energy technology and in Engineering and Policy Analysis.

Maarten Steinbuch is a distinguished professor and chair systems & control at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He has published on a wide range of topics, from nuclear fusion to automotive but is best known for his work in the field of advanced motion control. He is frequently asked to explain science to lay audiences on radio and television. He recently received the honorary title Simon Stevin Master and has invested the reward in his company developing surgical robots. His love for electric cars and a sustainable society has lead him to become the supervisor of the SparkCity research. University home-pageWikipedia page.