First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Alfen will handle the management and maintenance of its 500 Twin public charge points for electric vehicles (EVs) at the Municipality of The Hague to ensure optimal deployment of services for both visitors and residents. Through the energy supplier Nuon, these vehicles will be charged with green energy generated in The Netherlands.
As part of the contract, Alfen will provide a 24/7 helpdesk, service experts and technicians, and its Connect Online monitoring system. The location and status information can now be monitored from a distance while smart charging is enabled through taking the available net capacity into account.
The EV charging infrastructure was installed for the public between 2013 and 2016.
Floris Elzakker is project manager at the municipality of The Hague, added: "The municipality of The Hague has worked together with Alfen since 2013 on the public infrastructure for EV charging. Electric vehicles contribute to cleaner air in the city. We are delighted that we can now extend our partnership, in particular due to the fact that the manufacturer of the charging points now assumes responsibility for their management and maintenance. This means that we as a municipality can keep the lines short, enabling us to look to the future with even more confidence."