Inauguration of first charge.brussels charging point in Evere

Start of EV charging network throughout the Brussels-Capital Region

12-02-2019

Last summer, the Brussels government decided to award the concession for the supply, installation and operation of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in the Brussels Region to PitPoint clean fuels. The charging point in Evere, unveiled today, is the first step towards an EV infrastructure network that will cover the entire Brussels-Capital Region, under the charge.brussels brand name.

Modern and sustainable mobility

“With the launch of the Brussels charging points network for electric vehicles, we are taking another important step towards improving the air quality in our city and modernising Brussels mobility. After the introduction of the Low Emission Zone, the purchase of the first STIB electric buses and the electrification of the Villo! shared bicycles, we are demonstrating that Brussels has a great ambition to be a modern and sustainable city in terms of mobility. We are encouraging Brussels residents and visitors to switch to electric vehicles,” says Pascal Smet, Brussels Minister for Mobility and Public Works.

The charge.brussels charging points are accessible to all types of electric vehicles. Per charging point two vehicles can charge smoothly at the same time, with a maximum power of 11 kW, or in other words 2 hours charging time for 100 km.

Sustainable transport and better air quality

“The inauguration of this first charging station symbolises the start of more sustainable transport and better air quality in Brussels. Objectives that PitPoint and Total are happy to set their shoulders to,” says Erik Kemink, CEO, PitPoint clean fuels.

The 100% green electricity that powers the charge.brussels network is supplied by Total Gas & Power. The Total Card provides access to the entire charge.brussels network, in addition to the 70,000 fast charging points already available at Total fuel stations across the European road network.

“With this initiative, we want to continue our strategy of leading the way in new mobility solutions,” says Fabrice Carême, Total Cards Manager, Total Belgium. “And after the launch in January of EasyCHARGING, Total’s full range of charging solutions for electric vehicles (at work, at home and on the road), this inauguration is fully in line with Total’s ambition to become the world’s responsible energy major,” emphasises Philippe Grandelet, General Manager B2B Total Gas & Power Belgium.

In addition to the realisation of the charging point network, PitPoint clean fuels furthermore contributes to the transition to sustainable transport in the Brussels-Capital Region by opening three CNG filling stations in 2019.

More information

For more information on charge.brussels visit the website: https://www.charge.brussels/

This project was made possible thanks to the support of the BENEFIC project which is part of the European program “Connecting Europe Facility“, financed by the European Commission.