The municipality of The Hague asked Over Morgen to make a forecast on the future number of electric cars in use in the municipality and the kind of charging infrastructure that needs to be installed for the purpose.
The number of electric cars is increasing and this trend will continue to grow. In the early stages, the installation of new charging points will be sufficient to match the charging demand, but what will the future look like, when the use of electric cars will expand even further? For the municipality of The Hague, we have prepared a GIS overview to indicate the preferred locations for residents, commuters and visitors to charge their electric cars. The use of GIS to analyse parking areas allows us to make recommendations for optimal charging infrastructure and the corresponding business case. With this approach, the municipality has all the necessary tools to take action and proactively coordinate the installation of charging stations.
This application of GIS has already been used in almost 50 municipalities to enable them to implement their policies. We also employ GIS for questions about residual heat, solar energy and sustainability of existing housing. With GIS, we can make these issues more tangible, map their direct effect on a region and thereby give direction and focus to our projects.