Fastned enters into partnership with West Flemish Intercommunale in Belgium to realise fast charging stations
Fastned, the European fast charging company, has been selected by the West Flemish Intercommunale (WVI) in Belgium to realise five large fast charging stations on its business parks, mostly located along main roads in West Flanders. The fast charging stations can cater hundreds of electric vehicles per day at a charging speed of up to 300 kW. All the power will be from local sun and wind parks in Belgium.
The fast charging stations will be realised on WVI business parks next to high traffic roads. As an extension of 54 West Flemish municipalities, WVI has selected Fastned on the basis of an extensive selection process to build fast charging stations on the in total five available locations. The first two concession agreements for a station in Roeselare and Ostend have now been signed. These stations will be completed next year. The other locations will be realised in the coming years. Fastned expects to build a large charging station at each location where up to 16 vehicles can charge simultaneously.
“I am very happy with the collaboration. The locations of WVI along busy roads are a fantastic addition to our European network of fast charging stations and with this we are joining forces to contribute to the transition to sustainable mobility. With the growing European network, we are making it increasingly easy for people to switch to an electric car. In the near future, we will be building many more stations in Belgium.”
“As a pioneer of the energy switch, WVI plays a crucial role with its business parks and company buildings on those sites. An important step in this regard is the electrification of mobility. For example, WVI guides its local authorities in the smart design and realisation of local charging infrastructure. By expanding the number of fast charging stations for electric vehicles along the (West) Flemish roads, we are making the use of electric vehicles easier. Fastned is the right partner for this: they have extensive expertise in building fast charging infrastructure and offer a pleasant charging experience for the electric driver. I am therefore very pleased that we can play a pioneering role in this with Roeselare.”
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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 142 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 has 70+ employees across 6 markets (the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France and Switzerland) and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam (ticker AMS: FAST).
As an extension of 54 West Flemish municipalities, WVI ensures intermunicipal cooperation in various domains. In this way we realise high-quality and sustainable business parks and housing projects for our local authorities and we guide them in (future) challenges related to spacious planning, mobility, environment, nature, climate, energy, cross-border and European cooperation.