Circular Challenge: How Can We Stimulate Circular Business Models in the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Chain?

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Circular initiatives often struggle to progress beyond the pilot phase, including circular charging infrastructure. Numerous barriers hinder these circular initiatives:
• Lack of data on products and how circular/sustainable they are.
• Difficulty in implementing circularity across the entire production chain.
• Regulatory obstacles.
• Current higher costs associated with circular production, leading to more expensive products.
To overcome these barriers, adjustments to regulations are necessary to better align with circular initiatives, alongside the establishment of shared ownership within the production chain.

Project phase

Exploratory phase and team formation. This issue was addressed during Transition Day, where various parties commenced forming a coalition and developing a plan.

What is the goal of the project?

This challenge aims to stimulate circular business models in the electric vehicle charging infrastructure chain. This will be achieved by:
• Removing restrictive regulations and promoting facilitating regulations.
• Generating and opening up of data.
• Establishing shared ownership within the production chain.

What is the result of the project?

This challenge contributes to the transition toward a circular society.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

During the initial session, HvA, Cenex, Haarlemmermeer, SPIE, the Municipality of Haarlem, the Vervoersregio, and the Amsterdam Economic Board were involved. For the subsequent session, we need to explore additional participants and stakeholders.

What is the next step?

The next step involves consulting with the individuals present during the Transition Day session to discuss who wishes to participate in the next session and which stakeholders need further involvement. In April, we will kick off the first deep dive on this topic.