Vattenfall has secured a tender to install up to 8,000 new charging points in the provinces Noord-Brabant and Limburg in the Netherlands.

The agreement comprises new solutions such as smart charging and the proactive expansion of the areas’ charging infrastructure.

The project is scheduled to be completed by 2024.

Vattenfall aims to provide drivers with easy access to charging stations through proactive installation. It will also provide charging stations on request.

Furthermore, the company is investigating with local municipalities to set up a charging plaza in busy areas.

The charging stations are expected to provide smart charging with Flexpower, using solar or wind power.

Vattenfall E-mobility head Tomas Björnsson said: “Vattenfall has had a good cooperation with the provinces of North Brabant and Limburg in the field of electric charging since 2017. We are very happy to now take the next step in our cooperation.

“A further deployment of another 8,000 charge points over the next couple of years will enable a further electrification of the car fleet in the regions.

“For us as a company this marks our strong position in public charging in Europe, and enables the shift towards electric driving for our customers.”

This way, the company will ensure that access to charging infrastructure is not a hurdle to electric driving.

The development of charging infrastructure will improve the transition to electric vehicles, increasing electrification to reduce CO2 emissions in Europe and across the globe.