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“If, as a municipality, you want to be ready for the upcoming wave of electric cars, you have to change course! You should no longer act upon request, but strategically”. Gerwin Hop continues: “A predetermined plan has many advantages for Dutch municipalities. You will be ready for the future, prevent unnecessary hassle ánd demonstrate your pioneering role in sustainable mobility.”

The Dutch government aims to have all new cars emission-free by 2030. This will entail a huge increase of electric cars in the Netherlands, with a corresponding demand for charging stations. In most instances, municipalities are not yet prepared for this. Most municipalities still install charging stations upon the request of electric car drivers. However, the system of placing orders upon request has multiple disadvantages. Drivers of electric cars often request charging stations for locations that are not efficient when looking at the bigger picture.Neither the municipality, nor the network operator or contractor are truly able to anticipate to ad hoc application requests, which results in extensive installation lead times and relatively high costs.

Penrose provides Dutch legal support to Park ‘n Charge in order to realise its goals.