The Brussels Government has entrusted Sibelga with managing the roll out of electric charging stations on public highways across the territory covered by the region by 2035.
In order to support the transition towards less polluting vehicles, the Brussels Government has committed to rolling out 22,000 charging points for electric vehicles by 2035. These charging points will be accessible to the public on public highways as well as on semi-private land.
A station on the corner of your street
Over 500 charging points were installed in 2022 as part of this ambitious project, and that was just the beginning. In 2023, EnergyVision has installed over 1,400 additional charging points for Sibelga, allowing us to significantly increase the density of the network across the region. As of now, every electric vehicle owner will have access to a charging solution within 150 metres of their home.
Reducing transport-related CO2 emissions by 75%
In June 2023, the Brussels Government adopted the 2025-2035 milestones for its low-emission zone. These plan a phase-out of diesel in 2030 and petrol, LPG and CNG in 2035, for most vehicles. This significant transformation to Brussels' vehicles should allow us to:
- Avoid 110 premature deaths linked to air pollution every year;
- Reduce transport-related CO2 emissions by 75% by 2030.
Such a decision involves taking support measures alongside sustainable mobility solutions like electric vehicles. That's why the region is keen to accelerate the development of public charging stations in Brussels.
Sibelga, a partner for electric mobility in Brussels
After installing a core network of 500 charging points on public highways as part of the charge.brussels project, Sibelga was commissioned by the region to coordinate the roll out of a vast public network of charging stations for electric vehicles.
Established by Sibelga, in collaboration with Brussels Environment, Brussels Mobility, Brugel, the VUB and the office of the Minister for Mobility, this network saw 1,380 charging points by the end of 2022. That's 10 charging points per km². In 2023, 1,400 more charging points have been installed, doubling the size of the network.
A network adapted to the needs of Brussels' citizens
The municipalities have been closely involved in choosing the locations of the stations, due to their detailed knowledge of the area.
Over the years to come, further lots for stations will be put on the market which will gradually complete the network of charging stations installed throughout Brussels. Sibelga will also analyse the usage data of the existing stations to adapt to users' needs at a district level.
Sibelga is also studying the option of installing charging stations on public lamp posts. As well as the advantages in terms of costs, this solution also reduces obstructions on public highways. Tests are underway on-site at Sibelga, where 38 of these types of stations have already been installed.