Fastned and EVBox join forces to install one of the first 400 kW EV fast chargers in Europe
- EVBox Troniq Modular High-Power is one of the first 400 kW all-in-one chargers for electric vehicles (EV) to be installed in Europe
- It can charge up to 100 km of range in just 3 minutes
- Customers in the Netherlands will be the first to use it, at Fastned’s station De Watering
- Both companies are joining forces to refine the charger based on input from Fastned’s customers
Fastned, the European fast charging company, and EVBox, a leading provider of flexible and scalable charging solutions, have completed the installation of the first Troniq Modular High-Power charger on December 13th. Roland van der Put, Head of Charging Technology at Fastned, Yannick Schuermans, Director Operations & Analytics at Fastned, and Maurice van Riek, Chief Technology Officer at EVBox, were present at the ceremony.
The one-of-a-kind 400 kW charger is now being piloted and available first-hand for all Fastned customers on its station in De Watering, The Netherlands, along the A8 near Oostzaan. This is one the first 400 kW standalone high-power charger available in the European market, and has been developed to best serve public fast charging stations in areas with heavy traffic. The high power charger can charge 100 km of range in just 3 minutes, if supported by the vehicle; alternatively, the charging power can also be dynamically shared by two vehicles, allocating for instance 200 kW of power to each car.
Fastned and EVBox signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a non-exclusive partnership to further improve the product in terms of quality, user experience, serviceability, up-time and data-driven charger monitoring. As part of that, Fastned joins EVBox’s “Early Adopter Program”, a co-creation program designed to improve the full product journey from installation to end use. This iterative program allows for ongoing product and process improvements based on the feedback received.
Fastned, with over 10 years of experience in fast charging across 6 countries in Europe and with ambitious expansion plans, will contribute with its in-depth knowledge and experience in fast charging. EVBox has 13 years of experience with electric vehicle charging solutions and production of state-of-the-art chargers. Additionally, both parties will collect real life customer feedback for improvement points of the piloted charger. Fastned will continue working with different leading charger manufacturers to provide its customers with the best possible charging experience that matches Fastned's leading customer friendliness and reliability standards.
“We are excited to partner with Fastned in jointly installing one of the first 400kW chargers in Europe as part of our Early Adopter Program. The 400 kW variant is the next evolution stage of our flexible and scalable Troniq Modular fast-charging stations family. Together, we are leading the way to making high-power charging available, and electric mobility even more accessible"
“We’re looking forward to the partnership with EVBox and the piloting of this new charger, which we expect will become best-in-class. During the course of this pilot, EVBox and Fastned will work closely together in optimising the user experience and the communication between the charger and Fastned’s backend system. We are committed to continuously improving charger speed and reliability, in order to provide our customers with the best customer experience and give freedom to electric drivers.”
Fastned has been developing 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 currently has 225+ charging stations in the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France and Switzerland. The company specialises in developing and operating super 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).
Founded in 2010, EVBox empowers forward-thinking businesses to build a sustainable future by providing flexible and scalable electric vehicle charging solutions. With its offering of residential, commercial and fast charging stations, as well as scalable charging management software, EVBox ensures that electric mobility is accessible to everyone. The company has shipped over 400,000 charging ports to customers and partners and processes more than 1.4 million charging transactions per month on the EVBox Everon charging management software. Backed by ENGIE, EVBox is a leader in R&D, with facilities across Europe and North America developing groundbreaking electric vehicle charging technology.