Heliox charges buses at a massive installation at Schiphol Airport.

A Netherlands-based supplier of charging stations for buses and other electric vehicles will set up a North American headquarters in Atlanta, hiring 70 and giving another boost to Georgia’s credentials as a growing clean-energy hub.  

Heliox has 1,600 installations charging public buses, trucks, passenger vehicles, boats, mining equipment and vehicles; among its projects is one of the largest e-bus installations in the world at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.  

The company is expected open up offices that will be home to a research campus at 165 Ottley Drive by June 1. The area is home to a growing mix of creative firms, offices and even distilleries and breweries; team members are being recruited in software development, engineering, sales, administration and management.  

The announcement came just days after Dutch Consul General Ard Van der Vorst met with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, then hosted a Europe Day webinar where technology and sustainability were positioned as key points of collaboration between Europe and the United States.  

“The global shift to e-mobility is here and the state of Georgia is on the forefront. Thanks to our future-oriented approach to economic development and strong partnerships  with our universities, Georgia has been able to leverage this monumental change into high-paying jobs for Georgians,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson in a statement.  

Mr. Wilson was a panelist during a webinar exploring the connection between renewable energy and economic development in Georgia. Watch that discussion, hosted by the Pendleton Group and Global Atlanta, here:  

As managing editor of Global Atlanta, Trevor has spent 15+ years reporting on Atlanta’s ties with the world. An avid traveler, he has undertaken trips to 30+ countries to uncover stories on the perils...