03 August 2023

Alfen and OPCHARGE unite to drive green power revolution in the Netherlands

Almere, the Netherlands, 3 August 2023 – Alfen, a specialist in energy solutions for the future, is delighted to announce an extensive collaboration with OPCHARGE, a prominent charge point operator (CPO) in the Netherlands to deliver abundant green power to the public and commercial domains.  

OPCHARGE recently secured a staggering 32 million euros in funding dedicated exclusively to hardware investments in the Dutch EV charging infrastructure. This achievement stands as the largest funding ever – a testament to OPCHARGE’s dedication to enabling mass e-mobility.  

“We’re excited to collaborate with Alfen to realize our goal of 30,000 charge points in the Netherlands within 5 years,” says co-founder Pieter Haans at OPCHARGE. “This rapid growth can only be achieved through reliable partners like Alfen, who deliver quality EV solutions and stay ahead of market needs with the latest innovations.” 

The highlight of this partnership is the adoption of Alfen’s cutting-edge Twin EV charging station for the public domain. With OPCHARGE set to acquire 4,000 Twins over the next 30 months combined with the possibility of expanding their installed base to 6,000 or more, these EV stations will revolutionise the charging landscape in and outside of the Netherlands – and accelerate widespread EV adoption. 

Alfen’s Twin 5: Pioneering EV Charging Solutions 

The Twin 5, Alfen’s latest innovation in EV charging is a robust, smart charging station designed specifically for public spaces. It features a dual socket with advanced functionality, including ISO 15118 communications protocols, making it perfect for high-volume streetscape environments. Future-proofed for bi-directional power transfer, the Twin 5 is ready to adapt to emerging technologies and industry standards, making it a reliable and innovative EV charging solution.  

Twin 4XL: Timeless Design, Exceptional Performance  

Alongside the innovative Twin 5, Alfen continues to offer the Twin 4XL, a station with a timeless design and exceptional performance. The dual socket Twin 4XL boasts features such as power output options ranging from 22 or 11kW per socket, a vandal-proof stainless-steel enclosure, LED indicator lights, energy management options, and advanced connectivity for remote monitoring and management. 

All Twin stations have been approved and meet the technical requirements of Installing specifications according to the v3.0 norm. The Twins from Alfen have successfully passed the validation process conducted by Elaad and the Dutch grid operators to ensure the charging stations are safe, reliable, and compatible with the grid infrastructure throughout the Netherlands. 

Excitingly, the journey has already begun! The first Twin charging stations under this contract were installed in July 2023, marking just the beginning of a great partnership that will accelerate mass EV adoption in Europe.  

Alfen and OPCHARGE invite the public to join them in their pursuit toward a greener, more sustainable future. Stay tuned for more updates as they drive towards a cleaner and brighter tomorrow with their innovative EV charging solutions. 

For more information about the dual socket Twin stations with advanced smart functionality, suitable for streetscape environments, go to the Twin 5 and Twin 4XL pages.  

About Alfen:  

At the heart of Europe’s energy transition from fossil-based to zero carbon to limit climate change by 2050, Alfen specialises in energy solutions for the future. Its integrated smart solutions are helping customers throughout Europe address their electricity challenges and achieve climate neutrality. Alfen continuously builds on its more than 85 years of innovation with its smart grids, energy storage systems and EV charging stations installed in some 30 countries throughout Europe. For more information about Alfen, visit us at alfen.com 

2023 marks Alfen’s 15 year anniversary in EV charging innovation. In 2008, Alfen was one of the first companies to start developing charging stations for electric vehicles. Alfen now offers a comprehensive assortment of smart charging stations for home, work and public areas. These charge points are available in a wide range of charging capacities and smart functionalities. They are produced with European components of A-quality in Alfen’s own production facility in the Netherlands. Alfen’s solutions are enabling mass EV adoption and helping to accelerate the energy transition. 


OPCHARGE, formerly known as Oplaad.net B.V., focuses on charging solutions for the public and commercial domains. Founded by Pieter Haans and Freddy van Nispen, OPCHARGE aims to accelerate the growth of charging stations in public spaces, directly connected to the public network. Their dedication to quality, environmental sustainability, and customised solutions for EV drivers sets them apart in the industry, all under the slogan ‘LET’S GREEN THE CITY!