Benchmarking Charging Infrastructure Utilization
Since 2012 the Dutch metropolitan area (The Metropole Region of Amsterdam, the city of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, the Hague and Utrecht ) cooperate in finding the best way to stimulate electric mobility through the implementation of a public charging infrastructure.
With more than 5600 charging points and 1.9 million charging sessions in the last two years this is one of the most extensively used public charging infrastructure available worldwide. In this paper a benchmark study is carried out to identify different charging patterns between these 5 leading areas with an extensive public charging infrastructure to establish whether and how charging behaviour (e.g. charged volume, capacity utilization, unique users) differs between cities. Based on the results first explanations for possible differences in charging patterns between cities will be provided. The study aims to contribute to a better understanding of the utilization of public charging infrastructure in a metropolitan area existing of four city centres and the Amsterdam metropolitan area and to provide input for policy makers to prepare a public charging infrastructure ready for the projected growth of electric mobility in the next five years.