Fastned joins the race for fastest charging

Amsterdam, 17 September 2015. Fastned has committed itself to install the fastest chargers at all charging stations as soon as these will become available. In preparation Fastned is already making sure that all locations have grid connections of at least 630 kVa available. Earlier this week a next generation of EV’s was announced at the IAA in Frankfurt. These EV’s such as the Audi E-Tron Quattro and the Porsche Mission-E will be able to charge at speeds of up to 1500 km/h (300kW). For drivers this implies charging their cars at Fastned gives them 400km range in approximately 15 minutes. Put differently, 3 or 4 hours of driving and 15 minutes rest.

The race for faster charging is on and Fastned commits itself to this same race by preparing its stations for faster chargers. This commitment has even been ‘hard-wired’ into the statutory mission of the company. CEO Michiel Langezaal: “We believe that charging your car will soon be as convenient as filling up your tank. This is why we are building fast charging stations with multiple chargers at high traffic locations. And this is why we commit ourselves to always provide the fastest chargers available.”

Porsche’s and Audi’s announcements bring charging as convenient as refueling one step closer to reality. Audi’s planned introduction of the E-tron Quattro in 2018 will set the benchmark for the next generation of fast charging at 150kW, up from 50kW today. The Porsche Mission-E concept takes it one step further with a drivetrain that operates at up to 800 volts and enables charging at around 300kW.

It is clear that a whole range of next generation EV’s will hit our roads in the next few years. Michiel Langezaal: “When these cars go on sale potential buyers will ask themselves where they can charge at these speeds. Because it takes years to build a good network of fast charging stations we have started to build these in the Netherlands in 2013 and are now ready to roll out to other countries.”

“We believe that charging your car will soon be as convenient as filling up your tank. This is why we are building fast charging stations with multiple chargers at high traffic locations. And this is why we commit ourselves to always provide the fastest chargers available.„ CEO Michiel Langezaal
“When these cars go on sale potential buyers will ask themselves where they can charge at these speeds. Because it takes years to build a good network of fast charging stations we have started to build these in the Netherlands in 2013 and are now ready to roll out to other countries.„ CEO Michiel Langezaal

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If you have any questions and/or would like to interview one of Fastned’s founders, Bart Lubbers or Michiel Langezaal, please contact Kyra Hartlief: kyra.hartlief@fastned.nl, tel nr +31 20 7055320.

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Fastned entwickelt ein europäisches Ladenetzwerk von überdachten Schnellladestationen, an denen alle Elektroautos aufladen können. Das Unternehmen baut und betreibt die Standorte mit mehreren Ladegeräten, an denen Elektroautos in nur 20 Minuten aufladen können, entlang vielbefahrener Autobahnen. Das ermöglicht es Fahrerinnen und Fahrern, mit ihren Elektroautos durch ganz Europa zu reisen. Fastned ist derzeit mit 63 Ladestationen in den Niederlanden und künftig auch in Deutschland aktiv und wird sein Netzwerk in weiteren europäischen Ländern ausbauen. Momentan bereitet Fastned den Bau von Schnellladestationen in Deutschland, Großbritannien und Belgien vor. Die Aktien von Fastned sind an der Börse Nxchange notiert.

Die Umsetzung eines solchen europäischen Schnellladenetzwerkes ist eine Reaktion auf die schnell wachsende Zahl von reinen Elektroautos. Automobilhersteller wie Tesla, Audi, Volvo, Aston Martin, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Ford, General Motors und Renault investieren Milliarden von Euro in die Entwicklung und Produktionskapazität von reinen Elektrofahrzeugen. Mit der steigenden Zahl von Elektroautos steigt auch die Nachfrage nach qualitativer Ladeinfrastruktur. Fastned reagiert auf diese Nachfrage mit dem Bau der „Tankstelle der Zukunft“. Mitbegründer und CEO Michiel Langezaal: „Wir sind die Shell der Zukunft, aber unsere Energie kommt von der Sonne und dem Wind.“

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