Safe charging stations in public spaces
It is important that electrical equipment in public places is safe. That is why the grid operators set certain requirements for equipment and installations that are connected to the public electricity grid. This applies to, for example, parking meters, public lighting and therefore also charging stations.
Before charging stations can be placed in the public domain, they are therefore inspected. This way everyone can be sure that charging stations meet the safety standard and function optimally. At the bottom of this page you will find the charging stations that are currently approved.
ElaadNL facilitates the inspection of charging stations. A clear process has been developed for this, so that every inspection takes place in the same way. The manufacturer approval process consists of five simple steps:
If this process has been successfully completed, the charging station will be added to the list of approved charging stations and may be connected in public spaces throughout the Netherlands! We also cordially invite manufacturers to add a copy of the approved charging station to the ElaadNL Testplein. For example, we can include these in interoperability and Smart Charging tests with electric vehicles.
Request additional information about the connectivity tests from me. An overview of (previously) approved charging objects can be found below.
Charging stations and lamp posts both require a connection to the energy grid, but they also both have their own specific properties. As a result, there are clear differences between these objects. When integrating both into charging lamp posts, there are a number of points to consider. Based on practical examples from previous pilots and future developments, the charging lamp posts information sheet discusses the differences and offers important points for attention when realizing charging lamp posts.