Driving an electric car

Combustion engines in traffic cause the most air pollution in cities. The municipality wants to make driving an electric car more attractive. That is why the municipality is installing public charging stations as well as building fast-charging stations.

The Hague now has more than 1,000 charging posts and several fast-charging stations. Every year 200 new charging posts are added. Each post has 2 charging points. That means 400 more public charging points every year.

Request a charging point

If you drive or want to drive an electric car, you can ask the municipality to install a charging point in your neighbourhood. This is possible only if you are not able to park on your own property. All residents and visitors may use the charging points. You are assured of a certain amount of charging capacity in your area. For more information see Request charging point for electric car.

For homeowners associations (VvEs) it is sometimes difficult to make agreements on the installation of a charging point. Go to www.vveladen.nl to read the brochure ‘Laadoplossingen voor elektrische auto’s binnen de VvE’ (in Dutch).

Limited parking and time restrictions

In neighbourhoods where parking is in limited supply, a sign will be placed at the charging stations indicating the times when the parking space is reserved exclusively for cars being charged. Outside of these times, non-electric cars may also park in the spot by the charging station.

Is a car parked in the public charging space within the reserved window of times and it is not being charged? Report this to the municipality.

You can find more information about the rules for the charging points on the page Electric charging stations in The Hague.

Green electricity and the same electricity rate

The electricity for the charging posts is green electricity from windmills in Zeeland. In The Hague you pay the same price for electricity at every charging point. The price is € 0.33 per kWh including VAT (price level 2021).

Please note: you need a personal charging card to charge your electric vehicle at public charging points. Various companies provide these cards. You may have to pay a surcharge for using the card. This depends on the card and the type of subscription. You can check this with the company which provided you with your card.

Locations

See the locations of the charging stations on www.oplaadpalen.nl.

Would you like to stay informed about where new charging stations are being installed? Then subscribe to the official public announcements on overheid.nl. The issued permits and traffic decisions to designate a parking space as a charging space are published there.

Contact

For more information send an email to denhaagelektrisch@denhaag.nl.

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Published: 26 March 2021Modified: 25 November 2021