Royal Schiphol Group to Significantly Expand Number of Electric Charging Points in Coming Years
Before 2030, Royal Schiphol Group will install up to 10,000 new charging points for electric vehicles, spread across the various Royal Schiphol Group airports. The charging stations are of great importance to achieving zero-emission airports in 2030. As part of this, all vehicles will be electric: from ground handling to hotel shuttles and everything in between.
The tenders for the supply of charging stations have been completed and awarded to Ecotap and Combinatie FIMIH. At Schiphol, there are now about 400 so-called public EV charging points.
More Charging Points For All Vehicles
Electric passenger cars currently use the charging points for the most part. With this award, the capacity for these users will be considerably increased in the coming years. In addition, these new contracts also offer opportunities to provide charging capacity for electric trucks, buses, and ground-handling vehicles.
In addition to expanding the number of charging stations, Royal Schiphol Group entered into a tender with Combinatie FIMIH for the management of the charging stations. Combination FIMIH supplies a smart digital platform with partner Maxem. With the arrival of this Chargepoint Operator (CPO) platform, all charging facilities can be centrally monitored and controlled. The digital CPO platform makes it possible to arrange charging facilities in a smart way and even to link them to energy generated by solar panels at the airport. This is so that overloading of the energy network is avoided and users can charge sustainably generated energy when the sun is shining.
Most Sustainable Airports
These investments contribute to Royal Schiphol Group's ambition to operate the most sustainable airports in the world. In addition, it improves the infrastructure of the airport, the use of electric vehicles contributes to local air quality and strengthens Schiphol's position as a 'Smart Airport City', in which consideration is given to sustainable generation, distribution, and delivery of energy at Schiphol, among other things.
About Royal Schiphol Group
Royal Schiphol Group is an airport company, owner, co-owner, and partner in several Dutch and international airports. Our main airport is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It is the third largest airport in Europe, measured by the number of passengers and cargo. It has more than 2,000 employees who are guided by our 5 core values – to be reliable, efficient, hospitable, inspiring, and sustainable. These values help us realize our ambitions to be Europe's Preferred Airport and the most sustainable hub airport in the world.
The magic of working at the airport is evident everywhere – whether you work in operations, at the head office, or as a contractor. The complex, dynamic and diverse activities at the airport and in its job roles make Royal Schiphol Group an ideal career hub for you.
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