The Brussels government has entrusted Sibelga with managing the deployment of on-street charging stations throughout Brussels by 2035. The first 500 charging points will be installed in the course of 2022.
In order to support the transition to less polluting vehicles, the Brussels Government has undertaken to install 11,000 charging stations for electric vehicles by 2035. These charging stations, located along public roads and also on semi-private land, will be accessible to the public.
To achieve this objective, the Region is preparing to double the number of on-street charging stations by installing 250 new charging stations (or 500 points) throughout its territory in 2022. Around 30 of these will be reserved for car-sharing. The planned network ensures that drivers will never be more than 250 metres away from a charging solution.
Reducing transport-related CO2 emissions by 75% by 2030
In june 2021, the Brussels Government adopted the 2025-2035 milestones of its low-emission zone at first reading. This zone foresees, for most vehicles, a phase-out of diesel in 2030 and of petrol, LPG and CNG in 2035. This profound transformation of the Brussels car fleet should make it possible to avoid 110 premature deaths each year linked to air pollution, and to reduce transport-related CO2 emissions by 75% by 2030.
11,000 publicly accessible charging points by 2035
However, such a decision implies undertaking parallel measures to support alternatives, such as the development of an electric vehicle charging offer. This is why the Region has adopted a regional vision to accelerate the development of charging stations in Brussels. This vision aims to install 11,000 charging stations accessible to the public (on and off the road) by 2035, and is about to be stepped up.
Sibelga, a partner in electric mobility in Brussels
After installing a basic network of 250 on-street charging points as part of the Charge.brussels project, the Region, on the initiative of the Minister for the Environment Alain MARON, has mandated the network operator Sibelga to double the number of on-street charging points by coordinating a public contract aimed at deploying a first batch of 250 points on all the roads in the Brussels-Capital Region in 2022.
A recharging solution, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, less than 250 metres away!
This work, carried out in close collaboration with Brussels Environment and Brussels Mobility, has closely involved the municipalities in the choice of locations for these charging stations, because of their detailed knowledge of the terrain. This will ensure that the people of Brussels will always be within 250 metres of a recharging solution in the capital.
In the coming years, other sets of charging points will be put on the market and will gradually complete the network of charging points installed in Brussels.