Locations are crucial in the realization of charging infrastructure. That is why we look at which areas the greatest demand for charging stations is expected to arise. We work from an integrated plan to achieve a nationwide charging network. On the basis of this knowledge, we are happy to join existing initiatives. Are there no initiatives yet? Then we look for the right parties to jointly realize a new publicly accessible fast charging station for freight transport.

This is our plan

Phase 1: Resolving the 'chicken-and-egg' situation (2022-2024)

First of all, we want to ensure that the ‘chicken-and-egg’ situation between providers of charging infrastructure and buyers of electric trucks is resolved. We do this by proactively ensuring the realization of publicly accessible fast charging points at various locations in the Netherlands.

Phase 2: Nationwide network (2024-2026)

Our ambitions are high. We want to have a nationwide network of fast charging points by 2026. After resolving the ‘chicken-and-egg’ situation in phase 1, we will continue to expand the network.

Phase 3: Densifying the network (2026-2028)

In this phase we densify the nationwide network that was created in the second phase. For example, the ambition is to have a fast charging location on main through-routes every 80 kilometers by 2028.

Phase 4: Expanding capacity (from 2028)

Once the network is in place, we will start expanding the capacity at locations where this is required. This means that even more vehicles can charge even faster at the same time, and users are back on the road faster with a full battery.

The development of heavy duty charging is still surrounded by many uncertainties. The speed of electrification, future charging needs, charging locations, charging technologies and, for example, business cases and willingness to invest are still unclear. New insights and developments may require regular updating of the substantive direction and approach.

Here you can find us in the near future

Around ZE zones

From 2025, zero emission (ZE) zones will apply in various city centers. These are areas where one can only enter with logistic vehicles without emissions. We focus on these areas because it is expected that the number of electric trucks will first increase quickly here and the demand for fast charging stations will therefore be high.

Along through-routes

Motorways from the west of the Netherlands to Germany or a highway from Amsterdam to Maastricht. All through-routes that carriers use a lot. That is why these roads are high on our list to set up the first charging facilities in the short term. It is our ambition to have a fast charger every 80 kilometers in the Netherlands.

Existing locations

Of course we can also work on existing locations. Then there must be sufficient physical space for the fast chargers themselves and related (grid) infrastructure, for parking spaces and for the larger turning radius of trucks. We are also interested in locations where the various facilities are supervised. Locations that meet these criteria are for example truck parkings.

Along logical routes

Besides highways, there are of course also other logical routes to consider. We take these locations into account as well, because there should also be sufficient fast charging options here.