Clear guidelines for municipalities and market actors

The number of electric vehicles on our roads is growing, and with it the demand for charging. The challenge is to ensure all these cars can charge in the public space, problem-free. One solution is to install charging hubs. NKL has published its ‘Guidelines’ and the ‘Uniform Standards for Charging Plazas’ to help navigate this field.

The Guidelines set out a clear step-by-step plan: from initiative to selection of technical solution, to tendering, licensing, installation and infrastructure. The Uniform Standards detail the technical and other basic criteria a charging pool must satisfy in general, and the options available in specific situations. The Guidelines is the first in a series under development by NKL through the National Agenda for Charging Infrastructure (Nationale Agenda Laadinfra, NAL) to help accelerate Dutch municipality engagement.

The Uniform Standards can be used as the:

  • Starting point for procurement and permits
  • Basis for policy development
  • Departure point for agreements and contracts
  • Guide for market players

The Guidelines and Uniform Standards were compiled in collaboration with government bodies and market actors, and are updated on a regular basis. There is also a set of Uniform Standards for charging points.

Project passport

Product/Service: Set of uniform standard agreements for charging infrastructure
For: Municipalities and their collaborating parties
Project partners: ABB, Alfen, Allego, Alliander, BMW, Chargepoint, CROW, DOET, ElaadNL, Enexis, ENGIE, Enovates, EV-Box, EV-Consult, G40; municipalities of Alphen aan den Rijn, Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht; MRAe, Nissan, North Brabant Province, RAI Vereniging, Renault and Stedin.
Result: The current version of the uniform standards was published in 2018 and contains 173 guidelines.