Charge price changes
11 November 2021
As you probably have seen in the news, over the last few months energy prices have risen to unprecedented levels across Europe. So far, we have absorbed all of these increases, but we have decided to increase our prices in certain countries as per the 11th of November. Details can be found at the bottom of this blog.
We don’t like to do this. In fact, we take great pride in the fact that we have kept our prices fixed for five years now while installing much faster chargers, making your charging stop ever more convenient. But in order to keep doing so, it is important that we act on this reality.
So why are energy prices so high? Well, a perfect storm of international events such as reduced gas production in the Netherlands, lower imports of gas from Russia, increased energy demand in Asia resulting in LNG (liquid gas) ships to deliver their cargo over there instead of in Europe, and more. On the demand side, we see increased energy usage in the wake of reduced Corona lockdown measures. The imbalance between supply and demand has pushed prices to current levels. And even though Fastned only delivers 100% electricity from renewable sources, the wholesale price of electricity is still strongly linked to gas prices. Why, you may ask? Because pricing is set by the market as a whole and gas fired power plants still supply a large amount of electricity to the market.
We can’t influence global events and so we need to act upon them. Our prices for each country, valid as per 11 November, can be found below. We will review this again when the situation changes. Please note that if you use an EV charge card, different fees could apply. These can be found on the website of your provider.
Last but not least we want to stress that we invest every cent we earn (and much more) into growing our network, giving you electric freedom, and thereby accelerating the transition towards sustainable mobility. That’s our mission, and that’s what drives us every day.
Standard tariffs (Pay as you go tariffs) per 11 November noon:
- The Netherlands € 0.69 per kWh
- Germany € 0.69 per kWh
- Belgium € 0.69 per kWh
- France € 0.59 per kWh (first station openings coming up soon!)
- Switzerland CHF 0.69 per kWh
- United Kingdom £ 0.39 per kWh
If you use a charging card, different fees and/or additional charges can apply. Please visit the website of your provider for details.
Gold membership tariffs per 1 December at 00:00hrs:
- The Netherlands € 0.45 per kWh plus € 11.99 per month
- Germany € 0.45 per kWh plus € 11.99 per month
- Belgium € 0.45 per kWh plus € 11.99 per month
- France € 0.45 per kWh plus € 11.99 per month
- Switzerland CHF 0.45 per kWh plus CHF 11.99 per month
- United Kingdom £ 0.29 per kWh plus £ 9.99
You can manage your gold membership via the app (in your vehicle settings).
Fastned has been developing fast charging infrastructure for electric vehicles across Europe since 2012. Fastned’s mission is to accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility by giving freedom to electric drivers. Based in Amsterdam, the company has built 168 fast charging stations in the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Switzerland. Fastned is working on the expansion into France. The company specialises in developing and operating fast charging infrastructure where drivers can charge their electric vehicle with up to 300 km of range in 15 minutes before continuing their journey. Fastned is listed on Euronext Amsterdam (ticker AMS: FAST).