The Dutch provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel have awarded charger manufacturer Ecotap and charging solution provider Allego a contract to install and operate 4,500 public charging points in 43 cities.
The new chargers will make the maximum possible use of sustainably generated energy from local energy coops, and will automatically reduce charging speeds during peak hours.
EV drivers gain access to the chargers using Allego’s Dutch public charging platform. The company uses separate platforms for Belgium and Germany.
“The objective of Ecotap is to create the best charging infrastructure in the world,” said Ecotap CEO Kees van Bergen. “Being part of a project of this scale is a great opportunity to show that we are capable of executing this objective. Even though Ecotap is the main contractor within this project, it is great to have Allego as a provider of charging solutions as they are the specialist within the field of public charging.”