Flanders allocates €2 million for ‘smart charging solutions’

Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public Works Lydia Peeters (Open VLD) has launched a call for innovative pilot projects on charging infrastructure. She allocates two million euros for this.

The call focuses on exploratory and innovative pilot projects of a limited scale that can be scaled up afterward: mobile charging systems, private shared charging systems, (bidirectional) charging points in energy management systems with renewable energy produced on-site, smart public charging solutions, or innovative management systems for shared vehicle charging points.

Applications can be submitted until October 23rd, 2023, and applicants are entitled to a financial contribution of 40% from Flanders with a maximum of 300 000 euros per project.

This call for projects fits into Minister Peeters’ ambition to provide 35 000 public charging points by 2025. With 27 000 charging points, Flanders seems to be on track to achieve that target. However, Minister Peeters wants to support specific innovative projects and lower the investment threshold.

‘Innovative and sustainable solutions’

Flanders is one of the most urbanized and densely populated regions in the European Union, so placing an ordinary public charging station is not always easy. That is why, according to the minister, “smart charging solutions are needed as well”.

Minister Peeters: “In the context of the climate challenges, we must further green our kilometers by supporting the transition to zero-emission vehicles. This call for projects will ensure we can develop innovative and sustainable solutions in Flanders.”




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