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State of Competition in the Dutch EV charging sector

Emerging issues in a developing market


In the Netherlands and some neighbouring European countries, the electric vehicle (EV) charging sector is receiving attention from market regulators. Concerns relating to competitive processes in this developing and rapidly growing sector are being raised.

This paper identifies specific markets where regulation can help increase the level of competition for the development of affordable and accessible public charging infrastructure, both within the built environment (slow charging) as well as along highways (fast charging). Barriers to competition include exclusive concessions at the municipality level and long-term exclusive concessions at locations along highways.

Reference van der Koogh, M. L., & Ghotge, R. (2022). State of Competition in the Dutch EV charging sector: Emerging issues in a developing market. Mededingingsrecht in de Praktijk, 2022(4), 19-27.
1 October 2022

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Oct 2022


R. Ghotge


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