Fastned expands into Denmark and wins tender to build 3 new fast charging stations with 400 kW chargers
- Fastned won all locations it applied for in a tender by the Danish road authorities, Vejdirektoratet
- With the entry into the Danish market, Fastned brings its innovative design and customer experience to Scandinavia, the European region with, relatively speaking, the most electric vehicles on the roads
- The new fast charging stations will be located in strategic areas along high-traffic national road network and on touristic routes, with a total of 24 chargers of 400 kW
- Hundreds of EV drivers will be able to charge every day in Helsingør, Grevinge, and Langeskov Syd
Fastned announces today the win of a tender by the Danish road authorities Vejdirektoratet to build three fast charging stations in Denmark. This award marks the start of Fastned’s activities in the country and in Scandinavia. All three stations will be located on high-traffic roads, two will be opened by the end of 2023 and one in the summer of 2024. The addition of Denmark into Fastned’s network will contribute to the company’s target of 1,000 locations by 2030 in Europe.
Denmark has set itself the ambitious goal of a million electric vehicles on its roads by 2030, and the country saw the number of drivers going electric grow fivefold from 2020 to June 2023. A comprehensive fast charging network is vital to this transition, so Denmark is also investing in a fast charging infrastructure for long-distance travel along the Danish national road network. In June 2023, the Danish road authorities published a tender for nine new locations of fast charging stations. Fastned applied for the three locations that fit best the company’s high-traffic location strategy. This week Fastned has been awarded all three contracts it applied for.
Entering the Danish market is a big achievement for Fastned, and will help us with our goal to build 1,000 fast charging stations across Europe by 2030. We build stations where drivers can count on reliable charging and have the best charging experience. We are bringing this approach to Denmark, the seventh country in our network. Our team is working hard to expand our network to more European countries, to help more and more people make the switch to electric driving and hence accelerate the transition to fossil fuel-free mobility.
The first Fastned stations in Denmark will be in strategic spots and offer a total of 24 chargers of 400 kW, the fastest in the industry. With 4 chargers, Helsingør will allow drivers to charge before they head to Sweden, on the Helsingør-Helsingborg ferry, an important European travel route in the Nordics. Grevinge station will also have 4 chargers, catering for drivers between Copenhagen and Aarhus. The third and biggest location, Langeskov Syd, will have a total of 16 chargers, and will be part of a major charging hub along the E20, where the famous and long Great Belt and the New Little Belt bridges connect continental Europe to Sjælland island, where Copenhagen is located. Grevinge and Helsingør will be built by the end of 2023, while Langeskov Syd will be in operation by the end of August 2024.
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 more than 270 fast charging stations in the Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, France and Switzerland. It will open its first stations in Denmark by the end of 2023. 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).