Flanders Surpasses 2025 Electric Car Charging Target Ahead of Schedule

Sarhan Basem

Brussels (Brussels Morning) – Flanders reached its 2025 target of 43,655 electric car charging points by May. Minister Lydia Peeters emphasized the ongoing commitment to expand infrastructure, aiming for 100,000 charging equivalents by 2030.

The number of charging points for electric cars in Flanders increased to 43,655 at the end of May. This means that the target for 2025 has already been achieved, said Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public Works Lydia Peeters (Open VLD) on Saturday.

What are the proposed targets for electric car charging?

To achieve the European target of one public charging station for every ten electric cars, Minister Peeters proposed to provide 35,000 charging equivalents for passenger cars by 2025. By 2030 there should be 100,000. Such a charging equivalent is not equal to a charging point: it is the term used to express the value of a charging station (usually with two charging points) because not every charging station charges at the same speed or is available as often. 

How many charging points are categorized by speed in Flanders?

The counter now stands at 43,655 charging points, of which 41,650 slow charging points, 576 fast charging points and 1,439 ultra-fast charging points, says Peeters. This corresponds to 41,105 charging equivalents, which means that the 2025 target has already been achieved. 

“It was not just an empty promise,” says Peeters in the press release. “The proposed ambition regarding charging infrastructure has been achieved. But the work is certainly not finished. We remain committed to further facilitating the transition to zero emissions and thus further positioning Flanders as a leading player. With more than 41,000 charging equivalents, we are the fastest growing region in terms of charging infrastructure in Europe.” 

How many fast-charging locations are planned for Flanders’ highways?

Another of Peeters’ objectives was to have fast-charging infrastructure every 25 kilometres on highways and major traffic routes in Flanders. From Europe, the target was set at 60 kilometres. Peeters points out that it is already possible to charge your car at 95 locations on highways. Another 35 will be added by the end of 2025.

Finally, five highway car parks will be equipped with charging infrastructure for trucks in 2024. A number of concessions for charging infrastructure that should be operational in 2025 are also still in the pipeline, it said.

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Sarhan Basem is Brussels Morning's Senior Correspondent to the European Parliament. With a Bachelor's degree in English Literature, Sarhan brings a unique blend of linguistic finesse and analytical prowess to his reporting. Specializing in foreign affairs, human rights, civil liberties, and security issues, he delves deep into the intricacies of global politics to provide insightful commentary and in-depth coverage. Beyond the world of journalism, Sarhan is an avid traveler, exploring new cultures and cuisines, and enjoys unwinding with a good book or indulging in outdoor adventures whenever possible.