CD&V wants 4.000 charging points in Brussels, not 4
Flemish political party, CD&V, wants to raise the number of electric charging stations in Brussels to 4.000. At the moment only four were recently inaugurated. This is a great contrast with many other cities.
“Everybody talks about particulate pollution”, says Benjamin Dalle from CD&V Brussels. “But how can we persuade people to drive EVs if we can’t charge them?”
Dalle says it’s impermissible that the entire Brussels region (Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest) is only having four charging stations now. “That’s one point for every 123.280 cars on the territory. In its vision for the future, Brussels speaks of one point for every 100 cars.”
CD&V readied a plan to increase the number of charging points rapidly to 4.000. It counts on the collaboration of grid provider, Sibelga, on private investments and the 19 municipalities. But electric cars also have to become cheaper. “Let’s reform the fixed taxes (BIV and yearly road tax) and foresee exemptions for emission-free vehicles”, says Dalle. He also finds that Brussels has to take Ghent as an example. It has to give a premium to everyone who trades in his old car for a ‘green’ one.