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 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 charge in an average of about 20 minutes. This will give drivers of fully electric vehicles the freedom to drive across Europe. As of today, Fastned has more than 100 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. More information: fastnedcharging.com.