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100% in 2025

it is Rotterdam's
ambition for electric mobility

Solutions

  • 3 000

    electric charging stations

  • 10 years

    operation by ENGIE

Rotterdam, the economic heart of the Netherlands and the country's second-largest city, is resolutely committed to an electric transport programme. The city authority has rolled out a huge programme to install charging stations on its main roads and parking areas.

Rotterdam, the largest port in Europe, is a veritable hub for international trade. The city also has a unique geographical position: 2 metres below sea level, which makes it particularly sensitive to climate change.

But the strategy that the city has put in place goes further than mere adaptation. Its goal is to turn it into a driver to develop its inhabitants’ quality of life.

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Electric vehicles for all

The Rotterdam city authority has opted for electric transport in two ways:

  • or citizens, by setting up clean solutions and services that facilitate use;
  • or itself, with over one quarter of the municipal vehicle fleet made up of electric models.

Nearly 3,000 charging stations

To facilitate the loading of electric vehicles and develop their use in the city, Rotterdam asked ENGIE and EVBox, the expert in electric vehicle charging infrastructures, to set up a network of nearly 3,000 stations in total, throughout the conurbation. The two companies will also take care of the management, maintenance and operation of these charging stations.

The installation was done in two phases. An initial network of 1,000 stations was deployed in 2014 already. Today, 1,800 more stations are being added, that will gradually be installed until 2020.

All the stations are EVBox models, recognisable by the LED surrounding the charging socket.