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City councilor for the city of The Hague, mister Tom de Bruijn who is responsible for Finance, Traffic, Transport and Environment, officially commissioned the 500th ICU charge point for electric vehicles in his city.
This charge point, located close to the city’s center, is an ICU Twin station. This charge point was placed by Alfen and BAM after being granted the order by Municipality of The Hague. One unique feature of this charge point, is its robust casing with a sloping top side, while Smart Charging is also supported. The charging point recognizes how many vehicles, and what types of vehicles, are being charged simultaneously, and adjusts the charging speed accordingly. Should the charge point become defective, for instance if it is hit by a car, then a direct network notification is made, after which the ICU Twin system powers down to prevent any further damage.
The charge points delivered by BAM and Alfen, significantly contribute to improving the air quality in the city, which is one of the focal points for the local municipality. While The Hague only had 89 charge points back in 2013, the milestone of the 500th station was now reached. According to current forecasts, over a thousand charge points will be available throughout the city of The Hague in late 2017, enabling drivers to drive over 12 million clean miles each year.