The number of charging stations for electric cars in the Museumkwartier car park in The Hague has more than doubled this week. The capacity has been expanded from 8 to 20 places and is being prepared to eventually offer 64 loading places. This expansion is part of Interparking's strategy for the coming years to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles and reduce the impact on the environment.
In 2022, the charging capacity in four central locations will be prepared for 200 charging places
The Museumkwartier car park is the first parking facility where the loading capacity has been expanded. Preparations are currently being made to increase the current capacity in the inner-city parking garages. In Rotterdam this takes place in the Markthal (70) and Lijnbaan (30) car parks and in Amsterdam in the IJDock (32) car park. Later this year, the loading capacity at an additional eight locations will be prepared for expansion. Iwan Fernhout, property manager at Interparking Nederland: “In 2020 we already saw a sharp increase in the number of electric cars and an increasing number of private individuals that bought an electric car. To profit from the advantages of electric driving, you must of course be able to rely on the fact that you can easily charge the car while you are on the road.
Keep parking facilities accessible for every type of car
Interparking's aim is to be able to offer the widest range of charging options in the city and to keep the parking garage accessible to everyone. A new challenge that arises is that our charging stations can be used for both types of cars when the garage is full," says Iwan. In order to be able to continue to offer sufficient parking capacity for both electric and petrol cars, a trial is being started with flexible workplaces. This means that charging stations are created in the garage where both an electric car and a petrol car can park.
Image: New charging stations, Interparking Museumkwartier in The Hague