An amount of 5 million euros is being allocated for the construction of 21 loading bays across the Netherlands. A total of 472 smart charging points for electric cars are to be added, writes State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management Stientje van Veldhoven on Monday.

The aim is to create a more stable electricity grid and to make better use of green energy.

It would also become possible and expensive for owners to make money with their electric car, by making it available when there is a high demand for energy. The power is then fed back to the network.

"The car connected to the smart charging station stores the surplus of sustainably generated electricity. Then, at peak times, the electricity is fed back into the grid. By using the car as a buffer, green electricity can be used more efficiently and the electricity grid is relieved," said the message from the central government.

The first smart loading bays are said to be ready for use in 2020.