Over the last few years the market for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure has grown rapidly and this growth will undoubtedly continue in the years ahead. While the Dutch market for charging infrastructure and services is the best-developed in Europe, there remain issues with service provision and particularly price transparency.
This study had four objectives:
The picture to emerge from this study is that consumer prices are at present not sufficiently transparent and that there is not always strict compliance with existing legislation. Nonetheless, we can conclude that there are no technical obstacles and that good progress has already been made, providing scope for near-term improvement. Before it can be unequivocally stated that there is a need for (vigorous) intervention, it needs to be objectively established that there is some kind of market failure. As yet, however, there is no quantitative evidence of this.
Based on this study, several elements have been defined that contribute to price transparency:
EV Consult: Emma van Bree, Laurens van Mourik, Lies van den Eijnden, Tim van Beek