The public EV chargers were installed on the demonstration site in November 2021. The integration process is now ongoing. One home charger is still to be installed. Once the installation and integration finished, the chargers will be operational.
The deployment of the battery has been postponed by 6 months due to delays on the production side. Also, the different locations assessed to pilot the battery on the demonstration site have not been conclusive as the DSO has not found a suitable positioning option within HLK’s concession that would enable a suitable use-case (considering the underestimated battery footprint). A GIFT HBr battery prototype has now been built in Arnhem, Netherlands and it is ready to be commissioned. After several months of tests, it is expected to be delivered to the demonstration site in the second half of 2022.