The government will allocate 30 million euros for charging stations. Trouw writes that . The government and the regions will launch a plan on Wednesday for a "comprehensive, national network of charging points".
According to the plan, 213 new charging stations must be placed in the Netherlands every day by 2021. In 2025, it should be 550 daily. "Only when charging points are spread out and quickly can electric transport break through. This is necessary for both climate and clean air," Trouw writes .
State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven of Traffic reports to the newspaper that the cabinet is making 15 million euros available. The provinces and municipalities pay the other half. The amount is intended, among other things, to help in choosing locations and for preparing a national charging network. Electric buses and taxis should also run on this network.
The initiators of the plan also want to develop so-called 'smart loading squares', for example in parking lots, at supermarkets or in the catering industry. The reason for this is that it is not always possible to install charging stations in neighborhoods or along roads.
Charging anxiety 'slows down the e-car'
According to Trouw , so-called 'charging fear' is one of the main reasons why many motorists do not yet opt for an electric car. A national charging network should solve this.
It is estimated that about 1.9 million electric cars will drive on Dutch roads by 2030, according to the newspaper. About 1.7 million charging stations would then be needed.