In 2016 the National Knowledge Platform for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (NKL) has developed a digital database to aid municipalities in their search for accurate and independent information. The information on charging infrastructure is offered in the form of a “wiki”. The articles are sorted according to the policy processes municipalities go through: from the initial spur to action to well-evidenced proposals, strategy and implementation. Municipalities will use the wiki to set their policy on electric transport.
Research conducted - during the year 2016 - by Decisio and APPM Management Consultants for the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has revealed that the number of charging points has a positive impact on the number of electric cars in a municipality. In addition, the study demonstrates that using a subsidy scheme for the purchase of electric cars has a positive impact on the number of fully electric cars within a given municipality.
Furthermore in 2016 the guide “Sustainable solar charging” was published. This guide – commissioned by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) and drawn up by EVConsult, DDK and Eversheds – explains how the charging of electric cars can be combined with solar energy from solar panels. This guide is intended for businesses, institutions and government agencies.
During 2017 NKL presented the results of the 2017 Cost Benchmark (note: this publication is in Dutch). This shows that the cost reduction of public charging infrastructure was at a level of 35 percent during 2017.