Efteling and Eneco join forces to create the largest charging hub in the Benelux
Efteling, in cooperation with Eneco, opens the largest charging hub in the Benelux. From this week, the theme park in the south of Holland has added 60 charging stations to its visitor car park. This brings the total to 87 charging stations, where 174 electric cars can charge simultaneously when the park reopens.
Sustainability in their DNA
Efteling and Eneco have found each other in their sustainable ambitions. "Caring for the living environment and sustainability is in our DNA. Efteling aims to be climate-neutral by 2030. Creating these extra charge points fits in perfectly with this goal. I am very proud that we have the largest charging hub in the Benelux!” says Fons Jurgens, CEO of Efteling. "At the moment, our gates are unfortunately still closed, but when we can, we want to open in a responsible way. As soon as Efteling opens again, many visitors will use the charging stations."
All Eneco charging stations charge exclusively on 100% renewable energy, sourced from the European solar and wind.
Good step towards sustainable mobility
The two parties have been working together since 2019. Joris Laponder, CCO at Eneco eMobility, is pleased with this new step in the partnership: "Eneco and Efteling are meeting the growing need for charging facilities for electric cars. Visitors to Efteling can charge carefree during their visit. The charging stations are therefore not only a sustainable investment, but also an extra service for Efteling visitors. The fact that we are able to establish this together is a really good step towards sustainable mobility".
Since the opening in 1952, more than 130 million visitors have experienced an unforgettable day at Efteling, in the south of Holland. Over the years, Efteling has grown to become one of Europe’s biggest theme parks, with a unique fairytale atmosphere, natural surroundings and a wide range of thrilling attractions. It is now ranked in the top 25 theme parks in the world, according to the Tea Theme Index 2019. Efteling is open all year round and is an ideal family short-break destination with the Efteling Hotel and the holiday villages Efteling Bosrijk and Efteling Loonsche Land just a stone’s throw away. Through a programme of phased growth, Efteling became an international destination with five million visitors per year. For further information please visit: www.efteling.com/en
Eneco eMobility offers electric charging solutions for home and work, and was established in 2007 as a division of Eneco. Since March 2018, the division has been an independent company under the umbrella of Eneco. In 2019, Eneco eMobility acquired Flow Charging. Together with its partners, Eneco eMobility helps its customers to seamlessly switch to electric driving. Charging via Eneco eMobility is always on 100% renewable electricity, derived from European solar and wind energy. In 2021 Eneco eMobility will be one of the top three charging service providers in the Benelux and a top ten player in Germany.