Ing. Gijs Mom

Membership:  2009/2010

Member Bio

Gijs Mom is an historian of technology teaching and researching at Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands), as Programme Director for Mobility History. He is also the founder of the European Center for Mobility Documentation (ECMD). In November 2003, he co-founded the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M). In 2004, Johns Hopkins University Press published his book entitled The Electric Vehicle: Technology and Expectations in the Automobile Age. For this book, Mom received the ASME Engineer-Historian Award 2004 as well as the Best Book Award from the Society of Automotive Historians.


  • "Compétition and coexistence; La motorisation des transports terrestres et le lent processus de substitution de la traction équine." Le Mouvement Social 229, no. 4 (October 2009): 13-39.
  • "Translating Properties into Functions (and vice-versa): Design, User Culture and the Creation of an American and European Car:" Journal of Design History 21, no. 2 (2007): 171-181.
  • "Roads without Rails; European Highway-Network Building and the Desire for Long-Range Motorized Mobility." Technology and Culture 46, no. 4 (October 2005): 745-772.
  • With Ruud Filarski. Van transport naar mobiliteit: De mobiliteitsexplosie (1895-2005). Vol. 2. Zutphen: Walburg Pers, 2008.
  • The Electric Vehicle; Technology and Expectations in the Automobile Age. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.