National coverage of Fastned charging stations in The Netherlands

Fastned opens 50th fast-charging station along the highway

Amsterdam, 21 January 2016. Fastned, which is building a European network of fast-charging stations where all electric cars can charge, has opened its 50th station along the highway. This station marks the beginning of national fast charging coverage. This network gives electric drivers the freedom to travel throughout the Netherlands. Former Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende officially opened the station together with alderman Derk Alssema of the municipality Goes in Zeeland.

Michiel Langezaal, CEO Fastned: "We are the first player that builds a network fast-charging stations which are powered by 100% renewable energy at high traffic locations along the highway. This makes the Netherlands one of the leaders in the field of electric vehicles. And this is just the beginning. In the Netherlands, we will build a network of 200 stations along the highway and we also work on stations in and around major cities. The next step is to expand the network to the rest of Europe. "

Former Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende: "It is great that this network of fast-charging stations is being built; with the advent of this charging infrastructure the electric car will be an interesting option for many within a few years. Fastned, for that matter, is the starter of the sustainable mobility.”

During the climate conference in Paris, the world community agreed to make the economy climate neutral this century. Electric cars are a crucial technology to achieve the objective of sustainable transportation. Building fast-charging stations that only provide green electricity brings a 100% electric and sustainable future closer. Simultaneously Fastned contributes to the Dutch Energy Agreement, which stimulates electric transport and the creation of green jobs.

“We are the first player that builds a network fast-charging stations which are powered by 100% renewable energy at high traffic locations along the highway. This makes the Netherlands one of the leaders in the field of electric vehicles. And this is just the beginning. In the Netherlands, we will build a network of 200 stations along the highway and we also work on stations in and around major cities. The next step is to expand the network to the rest of Europe. „ Michiel Langezaal, CEO Fastned
“It is great that this network of fast-charging stations is being built; with the advent of this charging infrastructure the electric car will be an interesting option for many within a few years. Fastned, for that matter, is the starter of the sustainable mobility.”„ Former Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende

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Fastned is a charging company that is building a European network of fast charging stations where fully electric vehicles can charge as fast as possible. The stations are located at high traffic locations along highways and in cities, where electric cars can add up to 200 km range in 15 minutes. Fastned's mission is to give freedom to electric drivers and accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility. As of today, Fastned has 109 stations operational in the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom, and is working on expanding its fast charging network to the rest of Europe. Fastned is currently simultaneously building fast charging stations in the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom, and preparing for building its first stations in other countries, with a focus on Belgium, Switzerland and France. Fastned is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information: fastnedcharging.com.