EV charging provider Allego has won the concession of grid operator Fluvius to install 1,300 additional charging points in Flanders the coming years.
Thanks to this investment of Allego, a comprehensive network of public EV charging points in more than 300 participating municipalities arises in Flanders.
Grid operator Fluvius wrote out the charging station concession on behalf of the Flemish government. It is the fourth and final charging station concession under the CPT (Clean Power for Transport) plan to have provided Flanders with basic charging infrastructure by the end of 2020. For this, 5,000 public charging points will be installed throughout Flanders and 400 private charging stations will be placed in people’s homes.
Allego also won the three previous charging station concessions of the Flemish government under the CPT plan and it has already placed more than 3,000 public charging points in the region. Allego is the largest provider of public charging infrastructure in Belgium.
Harold Langenberg, Managing Director Benelux Allego “We are proud that, like in recent years, we can contribute to strengthening electric mobility in Flanders. A covering network of charging points is a requirement of drivers to switch to an electric car. In addition, an accessible purchase price of the vehicle and lower total mobility costs are also essential for the e-driver. While many surrounding countries are now scaling up their ambitions to plan both EV charging infrastructure and build vehicle purchase premiums, Flanders and Brussels seem to be operating less actively. We are worried about that. We call on Flemish politicians to define a follow-up to the CPT programme as soon as possible, together with the sector”.[source: Allego]