Inform, inspire and connect
The Netherlands Knowledge Platform for Public Charging Infrastructure (NKL) is committed to the rapid expansion of a cost-effective and future-proof charging network for electric vehicles (EV). We achieve this through partnerships that bring together policymakers, knowledge institutes, grid operators and market players to generate knowledge, share expertise, and develop products.
NKL was set up in 2014 to promote collaboration between these stakeholders and maximize the mutual benefits of their expertise. Electric transport has rapidly gained momentum since 2014, and it is the NKL that keeps stakeholders up to speed about the latest developments and gives them the tools they need to accelerate progress.
NKL focuses on these key themes:
- Acceleration: Rapid rollout of charging infrastructure is key to achieving the goals set out in the Paris Climate Agreement. NKL helps create the conditions for this accelerated process through cost reduction, efficiency and transparency.
- Cross-domain partnerships: Electric mobility is inextricably linked to domains such as energy and the built environment. The advent of smart charging means charging infrastructure will play a defining role in energy transition.
- Focus on logistics: The logistics sector (citywide distribution, trucks) is in the starting blocks, set to race into an electric future. NKL is helping stakeholders prepare to join them.
- Connection: Each stakeholder has its own specific expertise and perspective on the world of electric charging – it will only gain momentum if they all come together.
From national to international
The Netherlands is the global front runner on charging infrastructure, so it can play a leading role in international developments – good charging infrastructure doesn’t stop at national borders. That’s why NKL wants to contribute to a future-proof national and international charging network.