Smart campus in Amsterdam to provide mass EV charging

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A smart campus close to Amsterdam, called the City Logistics Innovation Campus (CLIC), plans to provide mass electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities to support a ban on fossil fuel engines by 2030.

The site was designed to offer digital enterprises a shared space to innovate last-mile logistics solutions and hopes to address a lack of charging infrastructure for EVs across the Amsterdam area.

CLIC is both an operational logistics and research centre and a functioning campus. The idea behind CLIC is to enable innovation in the urban logistics field by providing key facilities in one centralised location.

Stephen Segbers, COO at Essent, said: “The city of Amsterdam is going to ban all fossil fuel cars starting from 2025.

“That means logistics needs to find a solution to that.

“CLIC is developed close to Amsterdam, between the airport and the city.

“It is meant to make city logistics emissions free.”

Essent is a Dutch energy company.

CLIC is located in the Lijndenhof business park in Badhoevedorp. It has a reported 120,000 m² of commercial space and is at the centre of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA).


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