Every time we install an EV charger, it needs to meet three basic principles:
It must comply with the regional policy and vision for:
Transport: reducing the distances driven and the number of private vehicles, promoting active travel, improving public transport, freeing up public spaces for users other than drivers (Good Move).
Environment: reducing air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and noise pollution.
Energy: increasing the use of renewable energy, keeping the electrical grid stable.
It must reassure people that the switch to electric vehicles is feasible, while remaining realistic by not overestimating needs, especially in public areas.
It must be introduced without public financing: in the interests of social justice, the cost of building the network should be paid for by users. This is essential in cities like Brussels, where only 48% of households drive a car.