Flanders installs new road signs indicating where to charge

The Roads and Traffic Agency (Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer, AWV) will renew approximately 250 traffic signs along the Flemish highways in the coming weeks. The signs are intended to announce where owners of electric cars can charge their vehicles. The signs will be updated, and a loading icon will be added.

The first new traffic signs will be installed in the provinces of Limburg and East and West Flanders. Later, the provinces of Antwerp and Flemish Brabant will follow. The signs will only be installed along highways.

‘Clean Power for Transport’

By 2025, Minister Peeters wants to have fast-charging infrastructure every 25 km along highways and major traffic routes. The objective fits the vision statement ‘Clean Power for Transport 2023’.

Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public Works Lydia Peeters (Open Vld) is committed to the accelerated rollout of charging infrastructure to accelerate the transition to electric driving.

Ultra-fast charging

Lydia Peeters: “If we want more people to choose a zero-emission car, we must offer the certainty of always being able to charge nearby. […] We also want to keep the charging period as short as possible, just like with a classic refueling. That is why we focus on ultra-fast chargers. Charging takes about five minutes.”

Today, Flanders already has more than 30 400 charging points, so the region is well on its way to achieving its objectives by 2025. Today, drivers can charge their cars at 64 locations along or near highways. Another 50 will be added in the coming years.


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