The government will allocate 30 million euros for charging stations, Trouw writes . 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 even reach 550 a day. "Only when charging points are added, spread and quickly, can electric transport break through. This is necessary for both climate and clean air," Trouw writes .
State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven (Infrastructure and Water Management) tells the newspaper that the cabinet will release 15 million euros. The provinces and municipalities pay the other half. The amount is intended, among other things, to assist in choosing locations and preparing a national charging network, which electric buses and taxis must also use.
The initiators of the plan also want to develop so-called 'smart charging plazas' in parking lots, at supermarkets or in catering establishments, because it is not always possible to place charging stations in neighborhoods or along roads.
'Charging anxiety slows down the progress of e-cars'
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.