The challenge of charging infrastructure in the Climate Agreement

The outline agreement “Hope, guts and pride” of the new cabinet (comprising PVV, VVD, NSC and BBB) announces several measures. Here are some salient points regarding charging infrastructure:
The Climate Accord has ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the transition to renewable energy. A crucial pillar in this transition is the expansion of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs). In this blog, we dive into the challenges and opportunities in connecting 30 to 70 public charging stations on a daily basis.

Why charging infrastructure is so important

Electric vehicles are essential to reduce CO2 emissions in the transport sector. But without sufficient charging points, especially in public areas, the transition to electric driving will be hampered. Here are a few reasons why good charging infrastructure is crucial:

Increasing number of electric vehicles:

The number of electric cars is growing rapidly. Therefore, there must be enough charging points, both at home and on the road, to meet the demand.

Range and accessibility:

A good network of charging stations ensures that EV drivers can charge anywhere, increasing their range and making the switch to electric driving more attractive.


Governments and companies encourage the purchase of electric vehicles. An extensive charging network is an important part of these incentives.

Challenges in connecting charging stations

Connecting 30 to 70 public charging stations a day is a big job. Here are some of the challenges involved:

Spatial constraints:

Finding suitable locations for charging stations is not always easy. Available space, power supply and required permits must be taken into account.

Cooperation with municipalities and companies:

Cooperation between governments, grid operators and companies is essential. Municipalities should make policy and designate locations, while companies should invest and carry out the installation.


Financing charging stations can be tricky. Subsidies and investments are needed to enable the rapid rollout of charging infrastructure.

Opportunities and future prospects

Despite the challenges, there are also many opportunities that make the expansion of charging infrastructure attractive:


New technologies, such as fast chargers and smart charging stations, can significantly improve the efficiency of the charging process. Integration with solar energy and energy storage also offers great benefits.


Public-private partnerships can accelerate rollout and reduce costs, leading to a wider and more efficient network of charging stations.


Education about electric driving and the benefits of a good charging infrastructure is essential to inform and motivate people to make the switch to an EV.

In short, connecting charging stations is a challenging but necessary step to make our mobility more sustainable. With the right approach and cooperation, we can definitely secure the future of electric driving!