Fastned grows 111% in third quarter
Amsterdam, October 12th, 2017.
Compared to the same quarter last year, our volume, revenue and number of customers have strongly increased in Q3 2017, despite the fact that car manufacturers were unable to meet the sharp growth in customer demand:
- Volume: 245,030 kWh (+113% compared to Q3 2016)
- Revenues: € 118,024 (+111% compared to Q3 2016)
- Active customers: 4,786 (+88% compared to Q3 2016)
- EV drivers can now use virtually all charge cards in the Netherlands to charge at Fastned
- Fastned has invested in grid connections in the Netherlands and Germany
- The teams in Germany and the UK have been expanded in anticipation of the roll out of Fastned stations in both countries
- The German government contributes EUR 4.1 million to build 25 fast charging stations in Germany
- Fastned won a case before a Dutch court, opening the way to allow shops at our stations. This would results in a much better customer experience, including coffee and toilets. Unfortunately the Dutch government has appealed the court ruling.
At the moment about 18,000 fully electric vehicles drive around in the Netherlands, approximately 50% more than a year ago. The increase could have been larger. Popular EVs like the Hyundai Ioniq and the Opel Ampera-E are currently supply constrained, resulting in waiting times of up to a year. We expect the supply to increase in the months to come, as well as new car models such as the Nissan Leaf 2 coming to market, allowing for a faster growth of EV sales.
You can download the Q3 graphs here.
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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.