Fastned triples revenues in 2016
Charging company publishes annual report over 2016.
Amsterdam, 9 March 2017. Fastned, which is building a European fast charging network where all electric cars can charge, has again shown rapid growth in the last year. In 2016, revenues tripled to EUR 227.613. A total of 460.783 kWh was charged at Fastned stations by 3.177 active customers. Fastned now has 57 stations.
The rapid growth was due to more customers charging more kWh at more Fastned stations. This resulted in more charging sessions per station. The strong autonomous growth proves Fastned is increasingly relevant to EV drivers, because of national network coverage, reliable service and transparent, competitive pricing.
Fastned continues to invest in the expansion of its network in The Netherlands and abroad. These investments contributed to a loss of EUR 5 million, of which EUR 2 million was non cash (depreciation and converted interest). The loss is caused by Fastned investing in charging stations ahead of the market to be ready for the next generations of electric cars.
In 2016, the number of full electric cars on Dutch roads increased from 9,368 to 13,105, an increase of 40% compared to 2015. Fastned grew with 258%, outperforming the market by a factor of 7. For more and more EV drivers fast charging at Fastned has become a regular part of their routine.
Michiel Langezaal, CEO Fastned: “The car market is now really in transition and drivers can choose between ever more EVs with better range. The Dutch government has committed to full electric mobility. From January 1st, business lease taxation on full EVs is 4% versus 22% for all other cars. Driving a hybrid car no longer pays off. Market data shows that the number of full electric cars is now rapidly increasing.”
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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 105 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.