Fastned supports BEAT Cycling Club to make professional cycling emission-free with all-electric support cars
Fastned, the European fast-charging company and cycling team BEAT are teaming up to accelerate the switch to electric driving and make cycling more sustainable. The two parties are joining forces to boost electric driving with support cars in the professional cycling sport. The Dutch cycling championships on June 25th will kick off the partnership. BEAT Cycling Club will then ride their longest cycling race to date with fully electric support cars. Fastned offers the cycling team green electricity and advice.
With the partnership, Fastned supports BEAT to drive fully electric in professional cycling. Michiel Langezaal, CEO, and co-founder of Fastned: 'The partnership with BEAT shows very nicely that electric driving in cycling is possible. Fastned is committed to giving electric drivers the confidence and freedom to charge wherever they want. We aim to reduce CO2 emissions and, together with BEAT, we hope to inspire cycling fans to also switch to sustainable mobility. BEAT is leading the way when it comes to making cycling more sustainable. We are therefore proud to be able to help them achieve their ambitious athletic and sustainable goals.'
Towards the first electric support cars at Tour de France
BEAT became the first cycling team in the world to structurally switch to all-electric support cars in early 2023. The team runs professional races across Europe and has the ambition to reduce environmental impact in competitive cycling. Edwin Gulickx, director and co-founder of BEAT: 'Through our sustainable mission, we want to show the world that professional cycling can and should be much more sustainable. It is fantastic that we can already show, together with Fastned, that electric support cars contribute to the solution to the climate problem. As a club, we are growing towards our first participation in races like the Ronde van Vlaanderen and the Tour de France. Our ambition is to participate in these tours with an all-electric fleet and truck. This will only be possible together with ambitious partners like Fastned.'
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Fastned has been developing fast-charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in 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 already built more than 265 fast-charging stations in the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Belgium, France, and Switzerland, on high-traffic locations. The company specializes in developing and operating fast-charging infrastructure where electric drivers can charge up to 300 km range in 15 minutes to then quickly continue their journey. Fastned is listed on Euronext Amsterdam (AMS: FAST).
About BEAT Cycling Club
BEAT is a Dutch professional cycling club, founded in 2016. A club with a professional team featuring well-known names such as Olympic champion Matthijs Büchli, world champion Yoeri Havik and Thijs Zonneveld. BEAT is also a 1,500-member club that anyone can join and become a member of, a club with its own name and identity, unlike traditionally sponsored cycling teams. In doing so, BEAT is fundamentally changing the business model of cycling. In June 2022, BEAT launched its mission to make professional cycling more sustainable under the banner BEAT The Waste.