Flanders targets 30,000 new charging points by 2025

by Nov 24, 2020

The Belgian region of Flanders is reserving 30 million euros to build up to 30,000 additional charging points by 2025. This was announced by Flemish Mobility Minister Lydia Peeters. On an area of just under 14,000 square kilometers, Flanders currently has 3,920 normal and 96 fast-charging points in the public sector out of the total 7500 normal and 400 fast-charging points in Belgium , most of these built by Allego. The plan provides, among other things, for the installation of 5,000 public charging points in more than 300 Flemish municipalities by the end of 2020 and the installation of 400 private charging stations on residential buildings. However, the charging infrastructure offensive that has now been presented is also meeting with criticism – for example from the Confederatie Bouw, Techlink (association of installation companies) and AVERE (association for e-mobility). Neither of these associations thinks the plan goes far enough. Since the coalition agreement of the government provides for only electric company cars to be registered from 2026, an estimated one million electric company cars will be on the road in Flanders by 2030, not including electric cars driven by private individuals. The organisations added that the charging infrastructure plan underestimates the introduction of electric vehicles and the associated charging infrastructure. Link to the news: https://www.electrive.com/2020/11/24/flanders-aims-for-30000-new-charging-points-by-2025/