On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands opened the Elaad Test Lab for electric vehicles in Arnhem.
In the test lab, electric passenger cars, vans, and trucks are tested with current and new charging machines. According to a press release via the Elaad Test Lab the “…influence on the electricity network, especially for (fast) charging of trucks, is also an important focus of the test lab…”
After the opening ceremony, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was given a tour of the facility. During the tour, His Majesty was informed about the:
“…smart collaboration between electrical devices, which optimizes energy consumption in and around the house, and on the sustainable charging of vehicles at times when there is a lot of power from sun and wind. Good cybersecurity of charging stations is also discussed in order to guarantee the stability of the power grid.”