You can find more information about the application process on openbaarladen.nl
Applying for a public charging station is very simple. You can request an application form on the page ‘Applying for a public charging station’.
An explanation of the most important differences between the various charging options can be found on the page ‘how it works‘.
If you are at the charging point, the best thing to do is call the emergency number shown. The emergency centre’s experts can usually help straight away. Within the Netherlands you can call +31 (0)800-3745337. Make a note of the charging station number when you call.
How annoying! If you are at the charging station, the best thing to do is call the emergency number +31 (0)800-3745337. The emergency centre’s experts can usually help you straight away. Make a note of the charging station number when you call.
How annoying! The best thing to do is call us on our emergency number +31 (0)800-3745337. We can check if there is a problem with the charging point or if there is something wrong with your charging card. If this is the case, we will refer you to your Mobility Service Provider who is responsible for your charging card and can check what the problem is.
We advise you to ask your Mobility Service Provider (MSP) for this information because it depends on your charging subscription details and which partners they have agreements with.
The charging points are spread throughout the entire Netherlands. You can often charge your electric car at hotels or restaurants or at motorway service stations. You can use your car’s navigation system to easily find your way there. We have also made a handy online map showing all the charging points. You can see this on the page ‘Finding charging points‘.
As soon as you have plugged into the charging station and logged in with your charging card or app, charging can begin. For more information, see This is how it works
We advise you to ask your Mobility Service Provider (MSP) for this information because where you can use your charging card depends on which partners they have agreements with. Most charging cards can be used at all charging points in the Netherlands and there are even cards that work in Belgium and/or Germany. Check when you take up a subscription if the card can actually be used at all the charging stations you expect to visit with your electric car.
You can order a charging card from several places. If you do a simple Google search, you will find a wide range of providers. We are not affiliated to one specific charging card provider so we cannot advise you about this.
We apply a standard rate for charging in public spaces, but this rate can nevertheless vary in different places. This reflects the amount that the local municipality has paid to subsidise the costs of supplying the charging service. This subsidiy means that we are able to charge you as a driver a lower charging service price.
Charging with more power requires a more robust electricity supply. This is much more expensive both to buy and run than normal speed chargers. It also needs a different type of charger that has to have more functionality than a normal speed charger.
Just like buying petrol, charging your car costs money. This is called a charging service. The price for this service is made up of several elements, including the cost of purchase, installation, maintenance and electricity. The price can vary per municipality, depending on the agreements made. Consult your own municipality to find out the costs of the charging service locally.
An electric car does not emit CO2. Along with the few emissions of particulate matter, the air quality in the environment improves considerably. An electric car is therefore an environmentally conscious choice! An electric car has a lithium-ion battery. These batteries are 95% recyclable, which also contributes to a better environment.
Apart from the environment, the sound – or rather the lack of it – is a pleasant extra. The only noise that an electric car makes is the friction of the tires over the asphalt. But the electric car also requires virtually no maintenance.
There are three different types of electric cars. With a Plug-in Hybrid, the car is powered by an electric or fuel engine. An example of this is a Mitsubishi Outlander.
In addition, you have the E-REV, the Extended Range electric car. Here the drive is completely electric, but a small auxiliary fuel motor is used for charging the battery. For example with the Opel Ampera and the BMW i3.
The last type is the fully electric car (BEV / FEV). It is powered 100% by an electric motor and does not support a fuel engine. This is for example the Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Golf or Tesla.
The electric driving market consists of various parties. So you have the Charge Point Operator (CPO) and the Mobility Service Provider (MSP). The CPO is the party that provides the delivery of the charging points, the installation and maintenance of the charge points and the breakdown service. The MSP is the one that sells mobility products and services. In this case, a charging subscription, the corresponding charging card and / or app and the payment of your loading sessions will take place via this party.
Range is the distance a vehicle, car, boat, bus can travel and return to the starting point without recharging. This depends to a large extent on your driving style. With an electric car you drive smoothly away. However, you can not drive to your final destination at full speed. This is where the action radius comes into play: make sure you take into account the speed in relation to the distance you have to travel.
So it may be that you have to charge your electric car at a charging point. Through the navigation system in your car you will quickly find a charging point and drive you there to recharge.