Iv-Infra has recently examined and updated the Municipality of Heemstede’s existing policy for applying for a public charging station. A survey of various municipalities revealed that other municipalities were also preparing to update this policy. Because the easier it is for car drivers to charge an electric vehicle, the more you can stimulate people to drive electric.
When updating the policy, policy rules are abolished, modified or added. Generally these are not very exciting changes. For example, enabling a non-resident of the municipality to submit an application for a charging station, based on an employment contract of a minimum set number of hours per week. Any awarded charging stations can also be used by residents. It is also necessary to formulate policy to determine when capacity expansion is needed at a specific location. But the most rigorous change being introduced by municipalities is that parking demand is no longer used as a determining factor. The policy adopted by many municipalities, that an application for a public charging station can only be honoured if parking demand permits this, is no longer tenable.