Fastned starts partnership with Van der Valk in the Netherlands and Belgium
Amsterdam, 2 juni 2017. The Dutch company Fastned that is building a European network of fast charging stations, has signed an agreement with hotel chain Van der Valk Hotels & Restaurants to build fast charging stations in The Netherlands and Belgium. This marks a next step by Fastned in the development of a European fast charging network. Parties have made a first selection of a few dozen locations at Van der Valk Hotels & Restaurants in both the Netherlands and Belgium and will now start working out further details.
Currently Fastned has 63 stations operational in The Netherlands. Fastned recently acquired additional locations in Germany and signed an agreement with Transport for London for the realisation of fast-charging stations in The Greater London Area. The partnership with Van der Valk allows Fastned to expand its network to Belgium.
Bart Lubbers, co-founder Fastned: "I'm very proud that Fastned is now expanding its network in all neighboring countries. This makes Fastned a European company and gives electric drivers ever more freedom to drive anywhere. In 2011 I invested in Fastned to realise a national charging network in the Netherlands. I’m excited to see that we are now building a European network together with an ever increasing group of private investors.”
Fred van der Valk: "Both Van der Valk and Fastned cater to people who are on the road and have a strong focus on customer service. This forms the basis of our partnership. With high quality charging stations at our hotels and restaurants we will provide an important additional service to our customers."
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Fastned is a charging company that is building a European network of fast charging stations where all electric cars can charge as fast as possible. The stations are located at high traffic locations along the highways and in cities, where electric cars charge in an average of about 20 minutes. This will give electric cars the freedom to drive across Europe. As of today, Fastned has 88 stations operational in the Netherlands and Germany and is working on expanding its fast charging network to the rest of Europe. Fastned is simultaneously building fast charging stations in the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom and is preparing for expansion in Belgium and Switzerland.