The Belgian town of Ghent is increasing its public charging infrastructure and published plans to install another 100 charge points by 2022. They will join the existing networks that are to reach 300 charging stations at the time.
Ghent’s larger goal is to offer a charging station for electric vehicles at least every 500 metres after 2022. To date, there are about 150 publicly accessible charging stations in the city. Ghent provided 120 of them, 30 are semi-public. Their number is growing steadily and is expected to reach 200 by next spring.
The latest effort with the new set of 100 points will be installed on the car parks of the Ghent sports facilities, which are managed by FARYS. They will be available to the sports grounds’ users but also to residents.
FARYS is the water supply company that has teamed up with the Flemish government and the city to realise the project. The Province will be providing a subsidy of 200,000 euros, while local authorities will be contributing 800,000 euros in funding.
Ghent is also home to the Volvo plant that has just begun making the fully electric XC40 Recharge there this month as reported.
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