Dutch charging network operator Fastned has partnered with the municipality of The Hague to install five DC fast charging stations in the city in 2016, Fastned’s first installation in an urban location.
The stations, which the company says can serve 150 cars per day, will be located along busy city streets.
“Stations in the city make our network complete,” said Bart Lubbers, co-founder of Fastned. “Electric drivers want to charge their car where the battery is empty and that can be in the city as well as along the highway. In the Netherlands the majority of the people don’t have their own driveway. These people also want to drive electric, and that makes public fast charging stations essential. The Hague understands this well and is the first city in the Netherlands getting the fast charging stations.”
“More and more people are switching to an electric car,” said Alderman Tom de Bruijn. “A positive development that The Hague stimulates as much as possible because electric transport is clean and cheap. The growth of electric cars also increases the need for good charging infrastructure.”