Fastned to sell nationwide, superfast charging like mobile telephony
Amsterdam, April 30 2015. Fastned, a fast growing startup which is building a nationwide network of 200 fast charging stations along Dutch highways, has introduced price plans which are very similar to mobile telephony. Fastned now offers unlimited fast charging for 100 euro per month, fast charging for 35ct/kWh based on a monthly fee of 12 euros, and charging per kWh for incidental customers. All price plans are based on charging at 50 kW, 100% solar and wind power, multiple chargers per station and free Wifi at all stations, locations directly along the highway, and an uptime of 99,9%.
Co-founder Michiel Langezaal: “Petrol is sold per litre, but the way we sell electricity will look more like mobile telephony with prepaid, flat fees and bundles. The low marginal cost of electricity allows us to go where no petrol station can follow.” Based on these price plans EV drivers can choose the option that best fits their needs. The incidental customer can pay per kWh. Those who drive a lot can opt for the Unlimited plan, and regular users can choose the ‘Standard’ plan that lets them fast-charge for the same price as slow charging based on a monthly fee of just 12 euro (including VAT). The latter price plan makes fast charging just as accessible as slow charging, giving EV drivers the freedom to drive and charge where they like. Customers can sign up for the price plans via the new website of Fastned: www.fastned.nl/en and can be changed or stopped every month.
“Petrol is sold per litre, but the way we sell electricity will look more like mobile telephony with prepaid, flat fees and bundles. The low marginal cost of electricity allows us to go where no petrol station can follow.„ Michiel Langezaal, CEO and co-founder Fastned
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Fastned is building a European network of fast-charging stations where all electric cars can charge. The stations are located at high traffic locations along the highway and in cities, where electric cars can charge in 20 minutes. This will provide freedom for electric cars to drive across Europe. As of today, Fastned has 63 stations operational in The Netherlands and is working on expanding its fast charging network to the rest of Europe. Fastned is preparing the construction of fast charging stations in Germany, The United Kingdom and Belgium. Fastned is listed on the Nxchange stock exchange.
Fastned is rolling out it’s network of fast charging stations in response to the rapidly increasing numbers of EV’s in Europe. Car manufacturers such as Tesla, Audi, Volvo, Aston Martin, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Ford, General Motors en Renault and other car manufacturers are investing billions of Euro’s in the development of, and production capacity for EV’s. More and more EV’s are hitting our roads which drives the need for charging infrastructure. Fastned is responding to this development by building the service stations of the future. Co-founder and CEO Michiel Langezaal: “We are the Shell of the future, only our energy comes from the sun and the wind."