Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Intelligent Data-driven Optimisation of Charging Infrastructure

Data analysis on the public charge infrastructure in the city of Amsterdam


In recent years electric mobility has gained a great deal of attention, leading to electric vehicles on the market and development of necessary charging infrastructure. Charging infrastructure is mostly enabled through subsidies by local or national governments to overcome the chicken and egg problem, while the business case for charge stations in this early stage of development is not yet sufficient. The municipality of Amsterdam is a forerunner in the development of charge infrastructure, with over 500 public charge points available. The municipality and service providers struggle how to optimize the roll out of further charge points and how to optimize the use of the charge points. This paper gives a detailed analysis of the actual usage patterns of the public charging infrastructure in the city of Amsterdam, based on more than 109.000 charge sessions collected at the existing local charge points in 2012/2013. The conclusions from this analysis can be used to gain insight in the actual usage patterns of public charging infrastructure and may lead to recommendations concerning further roll out of charge stations, increasing effectiveness and improving the business case for charge points. The conclusions and recommendations may have implications for, and may support municipalities in the effective development of charging infrastructure.

Reference Van Den Hoed, R., Helmus, J. R., De Vries, R., & Bardok, D. (2014). Data analysis on the public charge infrastructure in the city of Amsterdam. In 2013 World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS27): Barcelona, Spain, November 17-20, 2013 [6915009] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EVS.2013.6915009
Published by  IDO-Laad 1 January 2014

Publication date

Jan 2014


R. Van Den Hoed