The support scheme supported up to 100 % of installations costs, but no support was given to operating costs. There were few, but increasing demands related to the location of charging stations. From early on it was a criterion that the charging stations must be prepared for payment solutions, with a deadline for when the payment systems had to be operational. There was no national payment system, and the charging operators were responsible for the introduction of their own payment solutions. The first rounds of support for fast charging stations resulted in a several charging operators applying for funding. Many of the operators originated from local utility companies.