Elektromotive Elektrobay charging stationBritish charging-station maker Elektromotive is providing power to a range of electric test vehicles at the Brussels Motor Show.

The show, which runs from Jan. 15 through Jan. 23, showcases several new electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, including the Opel Ampera, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and the Nissan Leaf.

Brighton-based Elektromotive’s Belgian reseller, ThePluginCompany, provides a so-called Elektrobay, where visitors can experience the technology used to recharge electric vehicles.

Calvey Taylor-Haw, Managing Director of Elektromotive, said in a statement that the huge expectations for electric vehicles “may well be little more than a pipe-dream without a suitable recharging infrastructure in place.” That’s why demonstrations of recharging technology are as important as showing the cars, he said.

Taylor-Haw considers the need to get a recharging infrastructure up and running a problem faced in Europe, Asia and the Americas alike.

Elektromotive’s main product, the Elektrobay, is a recharging station for on-street or multi-storey car park use. Introduced in London in 2006, there are now more than 1,000 units installed in 10 countries.

The Brussels Motor Show, whose theme this year, is “Drive your dream,” is expected to see more than 600,000 visitors.