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Dutch charging network records three-fold usage increase

The company now has 50 charging points operational, with a claimed 99.99% operational rate, and recently upgraded the network to offer fast charging at up to 250km/h (155mph) for Tesla Model S drivers. It is now looking to expand the network across Europe.

CEO Michiel Langezaal, said: “With the current network of 50 stations, we have created a solid foundation for further growth. At the moment we are working on expansion into urban locations and the rest of Europe. To finance this growth we will issue new certificates of shares very soon again.”

Changing company car tax advantages in the Netherlands last year, reduced at the end of December, led to a surge in new registrations. A total of 43,441 plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles were registered, a near three-fold increase on 2014’s 14,805 units, accouting for 9.7% of the total new car market.

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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