Quick and easy public charging in Brussels!
Don’t have a charging point at home or at work? Just passing through Brussels? No problem! We have a fantastic network of public charging points that are open to everyone, 24/7.
Charging points for everyone!
On-street charging points are accessible 24/7.
Semi-public charging points, located at petrol stations, ppublic car parks, supermarkets and similar businesses, are accessible during opening hours or while you shop.
Different charge speeds
There are two types of charging point: “normal” charging points, where you need your own cable, and “rapid” charging points, which have a tethered cable. Most charging points have two connectors so that two vehicles can be charged at once.
How long your vehicle takes to charge depends on the type of charging point you have, your vehicle, its battery and -sometimes- how many other cars are charging at the same time as you.
Charging your car at a public charging point
The easiest way to launch a charging session is to make a subscription with an EV charging company, also known as an MSP (Mobility Service Provider). They’ll provide you with an RFID card that you can use to operate their charging points. Most MSPs also have a mobile app with step-by-step instructions on what to do. The cost of charging will vary depending on which subscription you make and the power of the charging point you’re using.
If you don’t have a subscription with an MSP, you can pay as you go via text message or by scanning the QR code on the charging point.
Charging your electric vehicle at home
Better safe than sorry! To avoid the risk of starting a fire or damaging your electrics, it’s worth having a proper charger installed at your home. Standard domestic cables aren’t suitable for charging cars because they aren’t designed to cope with the high loads that EVs need or to be used for long periods.
You should also avoid charging between 6pm and 8pm as this is when power demand is at its highest and the grid can be overloaded. If your electricity supplier offers cheaper rates overnight, then take advantage of this by charging at night. And if you have solar panels, charge your car when the sun is out.
Show your battery some love!
It’s tempting to always charge your EV battery to 100%, but did you know that this can damage it? To make it last as long as possible, try to keep the charge level between 20% and 80% for everyday use. Contact your vehicle’s manufacturer to find out more.