Fastned opens its 100th fast charging station
Important milestone on the way to a European network of a thousand fast charging stations
Amsterdam, 13 June 2019. Fastned, the charging company that is building a European network of fast charging stations where all fully electric vehicles can fast charge their batteries, is simultaneously opening its 100th and 101st fast charging stations in Europe. The two stations are situated in the Netherlands, on both sides of the A15 highway.
Michiel Langezaal, CEO Fastned: “This is good news for electric drivers and a great milestone for Fastned. In 2013 we opened our first fast charging stations along the Dutch highway. Six years later we have built more than 100 stations in the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom at high traffic locations along highways and within cities. The development of locations in Belgium and Switzerland is also well underway. With this fast charging network Fastned is now one of the largest players in Europe.”
Fastned was founded in 2012 by Michiel Langezaal and Bart Lubbers after the company acquired concessions via a public allocation procedure organised by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (“Rijkswaterstaat”) for the realisation of a large number of fast charging stations along Dutch highways.
Fastned's mission is to give freedom to electric drivers and thereby accelerate the transition to electric driving. To achieve this, Fastned is building a European network with the aim of a thousand fast charging stations where all fully electric vehicles can charge fast with 100% sustainable electricity.
You can download a high resolution picture of the station here (by clicking on the photo below). Photo credit: @Fastned.
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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.