Fastned expanding electric car charging network into Germany

April 18, 2019

The Dutch electric car charging provider Fastned has taken further steps in the realisation of a pan-European EV charging network with the acquisition of its first 14 locations in Germany.

At these locations Fastned will build and operate stations with multiple fast chargers, that are suited to charge the next generation of electric cars at power levels of 150 kW to 350 kW.
These will be the first of such stations in Germany that are accessible to all car brands, and where EVs can be charged with up to 310miles of range in just 15 minutes. Fastned commits itself to open the stations before the launch of major new electric cars such as the Audi Q6 e-tron, Volkswagen I.D., Porsche Mission E, Tesla Model 3 and the Jaguar I-PACE.

Fastned expands into Germany

Fastned is concessionaire for 201 fast charging stations along Dutch highways and already has 60 stations operational. At these locations Fastned sells electricity to electric drivers. For the last two years Fastned has shown consistent rapid growth of around 10% month-on-month.

In the coming months the charging company expects to sign more locations in Germany as well as in other countries. By doing so Fastned takes concrete steps towards the development of a pan-European fast charging network where all electric cars can fast charge.

Michiel Langezaal, CEO Fastned commented:

“We are witnessing the start of the ‘Autowende’, from fossil to electric. This is accompanied by the start of a transition from petrol stations to fast-charging stations where electric cars can charge super fast and continue their journey… fast charging stations will be the petrol stations of the future.”

Fastned charging accessible by all electric cars

In the UK drivers are served by a series of separate charging providers, where standardisation of connection method and available charging cables can vary from location to location.  The thirst for Fastned to venture over to British shores is growing amougst EV drivers,  who see the market is desparate need of a shake-up.

The arrival of more competition and the recently proposed Government intervention will help grow the UK electric car market.