Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public Works Lydia Peters (Open VLD) will roll out ultra-fast chargers (150 kW) at 49 sites along motorways and regional roads in Flanders. That will happen by June 2024.
In concrete terms, ultra-fast freight infrastructure will be installed at 8 locations in Antwerp, 7 in Limburg, 13 in East Flanders, 13 in Flemish Brabant and 8 in West Flanders before June 2024. Peters reported this in a press release on Saturday. It relates to several service areas, communal parking, hoppin points, amusement park and rides.
“Car parks along large and busy traffic hubs are important and strategic locations for expanding our charging infrastructure,” says the minister. In this way, we ensure the provision of charging infrastructure every 25 kilometers along the main traffic axes. We provide 5.4 million euros for this.
With a view to switching to zero-emissions vehicles, as also included in the Flemish climate plan, a rapid expansion of the charging infrastructure is necessary. Charging infrastructure along our highways gives electric vehicle drivers the confidence to always be able to “charge” nearby, thus stimulating the transition to zero-emissions vehicles.
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