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First streetlamp charging points in The Hague

Published: 8 December 2017Modified: 8 December 2017

Public space in the city is scarce and this is the reason the municipality has developed charging stations which also serve as streetlamps. The Hague is the first city in the Netherlands where streetlamp charging points are being used in the public space.

The first 3 streetlamp charging points can be found on the Zichtenburg/Kerketuinen business park on the Kerketuinenweg. Each streetlamp has 2 charging points for electric vehicles. The street lamps are momentarily being used to test the system together with Stedin and ElaadNL. The trial project will examine whether they are sufficiently user friendly and how susceptible they are to technical problems.

Trial for a half year

The trial will last a half year. If the experiment with the charging stations proves a success, the municipality will place more of them throughout the city. For example at spots where there is big demand for charging stations and a need for better lighting on the roads.

The streetlamp charging stations are part of the municipality’s policy to stimulate the use of electric vehicles and in this way to contribute towards improving the city’s air quality.

Deputy Mayor Tom de Bruijn (Finance, Traffic, Transportation and Environment) puts the first streetlamp in use.
Deputy Mayor Tom de Bruijn (Finance, Traffic, Transportation and Environment) puts the first streetlamp in use.