Fastned opens 200th fast charging station in Europe as expansion continues
Fastned, the European fast charging company, reached a milestone with the opening of its 200th charging station today, located in Germany. Fastned has been accelerating the pace of station openings, bringing the company closer to its goal of operating a Europe wide network of 1,000 fast charging stations on prime locations.
Located north of Nuremberg just off the A70 highway, Neudrossenfeld station is the latest addition to Fastned’s fast expanding European network and the company’s 34th station in Germany. It’s equipped with four fast chargers that deliver up to 300 kW of charging speed. The company now has 200 scalable fast charging stations in operation across the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Switzerland and the UK, offering more than 850 chargers to the growing number of drivers of electric vehicles (EVs).
With a decade of experience in developing and operating fast charging stations across Europe, Fastned has a proven concept that helps accelerate the transition to electric mobility. With charging capacity of up to 300 kW, drivers can add up to 300 kilometres of range in just 15 minutes using wind and solar power. Fastned’s stations are open to all electric vehicles, regardless of their make and model, and are equipped with canopies that protect drivers from the rain and double as solar panels.
“In the past ten years, we’ve invested heavily in the creation of a fast charging network across Europe. I’m proud that we now have 200 stations in operation, a number that will continue to grow at an increasing pace. By having the technology, skills and knowledge in place we are in a unique position to help meet the growing need for fast charging. We believe that fast and convenient charging infrastructure is key to accelerating the transition to sustainable mobility.”
Since its start in 2012, Fastned has been focused on building more and larger fast charging stations at an ever-increasing speed, as well as increasing the speed of acquisition of new locations. This will allow the company to provide charging capacity for the exponential growth in electric vehicles expected in the coming decades. Today, only around 1 to 2% of cars in the markets Fastned operates are electric. As most governments in these countries plan to phase out cars with combustion engines, millions of new EVs are expected to hit the roads in the coming years.
Fastned recently announced plans to open at least 65 charging stations with multiple chargers in 2022 - nearly 50 percent more than the 44 station openings in the previous year. This brings the total number of stations in operation to an expected 253 by year end.
In 2021, the company passed the mark of handling one million annual charging sessions, enabling 105 million of electric kilometres and helping avoid 16,410 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
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 200 fast charging stations in the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France and Switzerland. 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).