Vattenfall has won a tender to develop up to 8,000 new charge points to 2024 in Dutch provinces, Noord-Brabant and Limburg.

The agreement contains solutions such as smart charging and expansion of the charging infrastructure.

"Vattenfall has had a good cooperation with the provinces of North Brabant and Limburg in the field of electric charging since 2017," said Vattenfall head of E-mobility, Tomas Björnsson.

"We are very happy to now take the next step in our cooperation. A further deployment of another 8,000 charge points over the next couple of years will enable a further electrification of the car fleet in the regions.

"For us as a company this mark our strong position in public charging in Europe and enables the shift towards electric driving for our customers."

The parties will work together on installation so drivers already have a charging station close by, before they collect their electric car from the dealer.

Vattenfall will also provide charging stations on request. If a consumer buys an electric car and does not have their own driveway, they can request a charging station nearby. Vattenfall is also investigating, together with the municipalities involved, in which busy places it is worth setting up a charging plaza.

"In this way we ensure access to charging infrastructure is not an obstacle to electric driving and speed up the transition," added Björnsson.

In the new tender there is room for innovation at charging stations, for example via smart charging with Flexpower, a method Vattenfall already uses to be able to respond to extra solar or wind power.

The roll-out of charging points is made on the basis of the SparkCity model, developed with Eindhoven University of Technology and Hogeschool van Amsterdam to determine the charging needs per area within a radius of 250 metres.