Indicate location for electric charging station

Do you drive an electric car, or will you soon be doing so? Would you like to be certain that you are able to charge it in your neighbourhood? Register as a driver of an electric vehicle. The Municipality of The Hague is creating a public network of charging stations.

The municipality is aiming to place the charging stations so that they will be used optimally. This will involve taking into account where drivers of electric vehicles live or work as well as the accessibility of the charging station.

The public charging stations will never be linked to 1 particular user. Everyone with an electric car can use them.

Conditions

The municipality will investigate the options for expanding the current charging capacity if:

  • You have a registration document or a lease contract for an electric car, or if you expect to take possession of either document within 3 months (can be proven by a purchase agreement or a statement by the lease company).
    An electric car is a road vehicle which is registered as a car with the RDW and is powered either entirely or partly by an electric motor. The electric energy is supplied by a battery and the battery is charged at a charging station outside the car.
  • You are registered as a resident of The Hague or work at least 28 hours per week in The Hague (to be proven by an employment contract), or represent a business or organisation based in The Hague.
  • There is no room to place and charge the electric vehicle on your own premises (including parking garages belonging to the residential complex). For residents of a residential complex with a shared parking facility, it is sometimes difficult to make arrangements with the VvE to install a charging point in the communal garage. If you would like to know what you need to install a charging point in a shared facility and how you can lay down the arrangements with the VvE, read the brochure 'Laadoplossingen voor elektrische auto’s binnen de VvE' on the website www.mra-e.nl.

Expanding charging capacity

After you have registered as a driver of an electric car, the municipality will take the following steps:

  • The municipality will verify whether you are able to charge your vehicle on your own premises. If you are, the charging capacity will not be expanded. This has to do with the municipality’s guidelines which stipulates that everyone should park on their own premises as much as possible, and therefore charge their vehicles there, too.
  • The municipality will check to see whether the existing charging capacity within a 200-metre walking distance is sufficient.
  • If the existing charging capacity is insufficient, the municipality will try to expand it. This can be achieved by creating an extra parking space next to an existing charging station, or by placing an extra charging station.

How long does it take?

After you have registered, the municipality will try to determine what steps to take within 1.5 months. The construction of an additional charging parking space takes around 2 to 4 weeks. This is due in part to the weather: painting work can only be done if it has not rained for 24 hours. The municipality aims to place an extra charging station within 2 to 4 months. The municipality is dependent on the planning schedules of the various parties involved. If the placement is complicated, it can sometimes take longer than 4 months.

Fees

  • Registering as an electric car driver costs nothing.
  • The rate for using a municipal charging station is 30 cents (25 cents, excluding VAT) per kWh. There is no starting rate. It is possible that your charging service provider will also charge extra for each transaction or for each kWh.
  • With a Nuon pass it is cheapest to charge your car at an Alfen charging point in The Hague. The Alfen charging point is rectangular and entirely in 1 colour.
  • With an Ecotap pass it is cheapest to charge your car at an Ecotap charging point. The Ecotap charging point has rounded sides. The core of the charging point is slightly different in colour than the sides.

You can look at price comparison websites to compare the various charging passes and subscriptions with one another.

Register as electric car driver

In order to evaluate where the electric charging capacity can best be expanded, electric car drivers are asked to register with the municipality. The municipality will then determine how the capacity can best be expanded based on the demand for charging capacity.

Register as electric car driver

Locations of electric charging points

Look where you can find the electric charging points at www.oplaadpalen.nl.

Contact

Do you have questions? If so, please send an email to denhaagelektrisch@denhaag.nl. You can use this email address to relay any information. This could include the inadequate size of the parking spaces by a charging station or if a particular charging station is very busy.

Non-electric car in charging spot

You may sometimes find a non-chargeable or non-electric car parked in a spot intended for electric cars. You can report this to the municipality through Report non-chargeable car in a charging spot (in Dutch). Municipal enforcers will use your report when they patrol the neighbourhood.

Rules for electric charging stations

Read the rules for electric charging stations.

Charging station out of order

You can report any technical malfunctions using the number displayed on the charging station. If this number is missing, you can report this by sending an email to denhaagelektrisch@denhaag.nl.

Charging station not being used

The municipality monitors the charging stations each month. If it appears that a charging station is not being used, or being used seldom, then it can decide to remove the area marked by a cross or the electric charging station itself.

Change of address

Are you going to move and did you have a charging station near your old address? Register again using your new address. State in the comments field what your old address was and that you are moving. The municipality can take this into account when determining where the new charging stations will be placed.

Private charging station

The municipality does not place charging stations on private property. You can arrange to have a charging station placed on private property by various charging station providers. Look for example at the website of Stichting e-laad.

Future electric car driver

Are you thinking about acquiring an electric car in the future? Notify the municipality about this. The municipality can use your notification to better design the charging network. Send an email to denhaagelektrisch@denhaag.nl. Include your name, address, the desired location for the charging station and when you expect to start driving an electric car.