Dutch drivers to get real-time info about availabe charging points
Drivers of electric vehicles should see which charging points are available and where, how fast they can charge, and what the price is. The Dutch State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management, Stientje van Veldhoven, wants to change the law and ensure that all providers in the Netherlands will offer real-time information.
Those data should also be available for other parties, like builders of navigation apps, for instance. The main goal is to provide drivers with electric cars with actual information. The information should reassure the drivers and take away range anxiety. The regulation should take effect as of July 1st, 2021.
The Netherlands has more charging stations than anywhere in the world, the Ministery says. According to an estimation, more than 200 new charging points per day will be necessary to keep pace with the growing number of electric vehicles. According to the cabinet, charging your car should in time become as easy as charging your smartphone.