Wallonia to install 120 new charging stations for EV
Wallonia will soon dispose of 120 new charging stations for electric vehicles. Walloon Minister of Energy, Jean-Luc Crucke (MR), has put the issue on the coming order of the day for the Walloon government on Thursday.
Only 280 charging points in Wallonia
The electric car holds the winning cards – it is silent, modern, environmentally friendly… – but charging facilities are not following quickly enough, as is one of the reproaches of electric cars owners. The number of charging stations in Belgium is frankly insufficient.
Brussels has 50 charging points in the Brussels Region, and 168 at the airport in Zaventem. Some 200 extra stations will be installed in Brussels by 2020. In Wallonia the situation is even worse: besides the private installations at people’s homes, the whole region only has 280 charging points on its territory.
Five train stations
The region nevertheless promised to install at least 688 charging points by 2020. Flanders by then plans to have 7.436…
Today the deployment of charging stations in Wallonia is not consistent. Private operators already have installed quick charging stations along the highways and also five train stations are equipped with them: Péruwelz, Ottignies, Namur, Saint-Ghislain and Dinant. Other zones are still blank.
7.500 charging points by 2030?
At this moment hardly some thousand electric vehicles are registered in Wallonia: 332 in the Walloon part of Brabant, 322 in Liège, 271 in Hainaut, 115 in Namur and 49 in Luxembourg.
Walloon thinks it will need about 7.500 charging stations on its territory by 2030. As a comparison: France already has more than 20.000 charging points on France territory today…