Request charging point for electric car

Do you drive an electric car, or would you like to drive an electric car in the future? Register as an electric vehicle driver. The municipality is building a public network of charging stations. You can request to have a charging point installed near your home or business. The municipality will investigate the possibilities.

How does it work?

The municipality is building a public network of charging stations for electric cars. All residents and visitors may use these charging posts.

When deciding on a new location for a charging point, the municipality will look at where electric vehicle drivers live or work as well as whether a parked car would have easy access to the charging post.

When you request a charging post or extra parking space with charging capacity, the municipality will take the following steps:

  • The municipality will check whether you are able to charge your vehicle on your own premises. If so, the municipality will not add a charging station. The municipality does not place charging stations on private property.
  • The municipality will check to see whether there is sufficient charging capacity within 200 metres of your home or work.
  • If the current public network of charging stations is insufficient, the municipality will try to expand it. For example, it could create an extra space next to an existing charging post, or it could install an extra charging post.

Conditions

The municipality will investigate the possibilities for expanding the current public network of charging stations if you meet the following conditions:

  • You have a registration document or a lease contract for an electric car (according to the definition by the RDW, Netherlands Vehicle Authority). Do you not yet have an electric car but will you soon be getting one? Then you can prove this by showing a purchase agreement or a statement by the lease company.
  • You are registered as a resident of The Hague or you represent a business or organisation based in The Hague.
  • There is no room to place and charge the electric vehicle on your own premises, or in the parking garages or underground car parks belonging to the residential complex.

    Register

    Request a charging point

    The demand for capacity will determine if and how the municipality will expand its current public network.

    Fees

    The request for a charging post is free.

    How long does it take?

    The municipality receives many requests for additional charging posts. It takes an average of 6 months for the municipality to place an extra charging station. The municipality recommends that you look for a charging station a bit farther from your home or work.

    Approximately 2 months after you submit your request, the municipality will let you know if it will expand its network of charging stations in your area and how this will happen. It then takes an average of 4 months before a charging post is installed. It can sometimes take longer if the installation is complicated.

    After the charging station is installed, it takes about 1.5 months to create a reserved parking space (a space with a road sign and a cross on the pavement).

    Good to know

    • The rate for using a municipal charging station is € 0.33 per kWh (inclusief btw). There is no starting rate. Your provider may charge extra fees. You can look at price comparison websites to compare the various charging passes and subscriptions with one another.
    • You can arrange to have a private charging point placed on your property. The municipality will not do this for you. Look for the providers on the website of Stichting e-laad.
    • Is a non-electric or non-chargeable car parked in a charging spot? You can report this to the municipality through Report non-chargeable car in a charging spot (in Dutch).
    • For homeowners associations (VvEs) it is sometimes difficult to make arrangements on installing a charging point. You can find the brochure 'Laadoplossingen voor elektrische auto’s binnen de VvE' on the website www.mra-e.nl.

    Rules for electric charging stations

    Read the rules for using electric charging stations. You will also find the rules there for parking at charging stations.

    Locations of electric charging points

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

    Charging station out of order

    You can report any technical malfunctions using the number displayed on the charging station.

    Contact

    Do you have questions? Send an email to denhaagelektrisch@denhaag.nl.