Fastned introduces an intelligent trip planner for EV drivers
Amsterdam, 21 November 2016. Today Fastned launches a trip planner that allows drivers of electric cars to easily plan the fastest route to their destination, including fast charging stops when required. The Fastned trip planner provides exact driving and charging instructions to get to your destination with sufficient range left. The navigation tool is available on mobile, tablet and desktop.
The algorithm of the navigation tool is developed specifically for Fastned fast-charging stations. The optimal route is calculated based on the range and efficiency of the car, traffic, the location of all Fastned stations and the charging curve of the Fastned fast chargers. In addition, the navigation tool is automatically updated when new Fastned stations are added to the network. The navigation tool is currently in beta phase. Fastned will continue to optimise the functionality of the planner.
Michiel Langezaal, CEO of Fastned: "Fastned is continuously improving the experience of electric driving and charging. In recent years we have worked hard to expand the number of fast-charging stations and ensure that chargers will always work. The Fastned trip planner will make electric driving and fast-charging at Fastned even easier. And the more you use Fastned, the cheaper it gets. With the Fastned Power price plan you can fast charge throughout the Netherlands for just 19 cent per kWh.”
You can find the Routeplanner, which is in Beta, via route.fastned.nl (desktop, tablet and mobile) and in the Fastned app ((iOS en Android). The English language version is available under 'menu'.
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Fastned is building a European network of fast-charging stations where all electric cars can charge within 20 minutes. The stations are located at high traffic locations along the highways and in cities. This will give electric cars the freedom to drive across Europe. As of today, Fastned has 63 stations operational in The Netherlands and is working on expanding its fast charging network to the rest of Europe. Fastned is preparing the construction of fast charging stations in Germany, The United Kingdom and Belgium. Fastned is listed on the Nxchange stock exchange.
Fastned is rolling out its network of fast charging stations in response to the rapidly increasing numbers of EVs in Europe. Car manufacturers such as Tesla, Audi, Volvo, Aston Martin, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Ford, General Motors, Renault and other car manufacturers are investing billions of Euros in the development of, and production capacity for EVs. More and more EVs are hitting the roads, which drives the need for charging infrastructure. Fastned is responding to this development by building the service stations of the future. Co-founder and CEO Michiel Langezaal: “We are the Shell of the future, only our energy comes from the sun and the wind.”
For more information go to www.fastnedcharging.com.