The key to fast charging infrastructure is access to locations, not subsidies

Fastned plans scalable stations with dozens of chargers
"If and when given access to the right locations, we will build charging stations with dozens of fast chargers right along the motorway, where people can charge hundreds of kilometres of range in just 15 to 20 minutes. We want electric car drivers to have the same experience as drivers of conventional cars. The charging experience should be even better! That means: convenient drive through stations without a lot of manoeuvring, with a roof to protect against rain, a shop with a contemporary assortment, and a toilet. We are ready to go and based on our experience and 100% focus on fast charging, we know that we can deliver what EV drivers need”, says Michiel Langezaal, CEO of Fastned.

Adding chargers to petrol stations is not enough
Langezaal is sceptical about the assumption that gas stations will provide the necessary fast charging infrastructure when the time comes, as many actors underestimate the required speed and scale. The CEO anticipates that by 2030 around 10% of cars in Germany will be electric. This requires fast charging stations with dozens of fast chargers, similar to the size of a petrol station. However, at the same time, the other 90% of cars will still be running on combustion engines, which means that petrol stations cannot be replaced. Therefore, new locations are needed to build this new charging infrastructure.

“Developing a big fast charging station, where dozens of cars can be charged simultaneously at high speed, is something completely different than adding a few chargers to a supermarket parking lot or at the back of a petrol station shop. Only if we think about the future already now and create large, scalable charging hubs will we be able to provide the charging capacity that the German e-mobility market will soon require". 
Michiel Langezaal, CEO Fastned
À propos de Fastned

Fastned développe un réseau d’infrastructure de recharge pour les véhicules électriques à travers l’Europe depuis 2012. La mission de Fastned est d’accélérer la transition vers la mobilité électrique pour donner de la liberté aux conducteurs de véhicules électriques. Basée à Amsterdam, l’entreprise opère déjà 133 stations de recharge rapide aux Pays-Bas, Allemagne, Royaume-Uni, Belgique et Suisse. Fastned s’installera prochainement en France. L’entreprise développe et exploite des infrastructures de recharge où les conducteurs peuvent recharger leur véhicule électrique pour gagner une autonomie de 300 km en 15 minutes afin de pouvoir continuer leur trajet. Fastned emploie plus de 70 employés à travers 6 marchés (les Pays-Bas, l’Allemagne, le Royaume-Uni, la Belgique, la France et la Suisse). Fastned est cotée en bourse sur Euronext Amsterdam (ticket AMS: FAST).