ElaadNL, along with EVnetNL, have emerged from the foundation e-laad, which established a network of more than 3,000 public charging stations for electric cars across the Netherlands between 2009 and the beginning of 2014. This was done with the purpose to stimulate EV. ElaadNL is the knowledge and innovation centre in the field of smart charging infrastructure in the Netherlands. Managing the existing charging stations is done by EVnetNL in coordination with the relevant municipalities, and doing so providing an innovative charge network, a living lab for smart charging.
More and more electricity is generated by the power of the sun and the wind. This growth means that there will be times where there is more supply than demand for electricity. To fully use this abundance of power, storage is necessary. What better than to use the growing armada of electric cars to charge at the best possible moments via smart charging? With innovative techniques we can make sure electric cars are charged. For example during the night when the wind is blowing fast and there is little demand for electricity or in the afternoon at the moment the power of the sun is at its peak. It is the mission of ElaadNL to make sure that in the future everyone can smart charge.
Adopter: Network Operators and Grid Operators (DSO)
Implementers: Charge point and Central System (CPMS) manufacturers/vendors/service organisations and providers
Marieke van Amstel
+31 2 63 12 02 23
Company visiting address:
Office building B42
6812 AR Arnhem