Fastned starts partnership with Van der Valk in the Netherlands and BelgiumThe 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.
Fastned starts bond issue at 6% interestAfter a successful bond issue end of last year, today Dutch charging company Fastned has started the issue of a new series of bonds. The proceeds of this issue will be used to fund expansion of its network of fast-charging stations in the Netherlands as well as surrounding countries.
Fastned raises EUR 2.5 million in record timeFastned, which is building a pan-European network of fast charging stations where all electric cars can charge, has raised EUR 2.5 million in a single weekend with a limited issue of bonds to the general public. The money will be used for the expansion of the network of fast charging stations.
Fastned and the city of The Hague open first urban fast-charging station of the NetherlandsToday, Fastned and the municipality of The Hague will open the first urban fast-charging station of the Netherlands. The station is part of a series of five stations that will be realised in the city of The Hague.
Fastned starts limited issue of certificates of sharesFastned, that is building a European network of fast charging stations for electric cars, has started a limited issue of certificates of shares to finance new stations in The Netherlands and abroad. And gets a listing at the new European stock exchange Nxchange.
Tesla drivers can now fast-charge at FastnedFastned, that is building a pan-European network of fast charging stations where all electric cars can charge, will add Tesla adaptors at all of its 50 stations in the Netherlands before the end of March. The adaptors allow Tesla drivers to quickly recharge their car and continue their journey. The 50 Fastned locations are a big step up from the current 7 Tesla superchargers in the Netherlands. With these new locations Tesla drivers no longer have to make detours to fast-charge their car.
National coverage of Fastned fast-charging stations in The NetherlandsFastned, which is building a European network of fast-charging stations where all electric cars can charge, has opened its 50th station along the highway. This station marks the beginning of national fast charging coverage. This network gives electric drivers the freedom to travel throughout the Netherlands. Former Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende officially opened the station together with alderman Derk Alssema of the municipality Goes in Zeeland.
Fastned shows rapid growth in fast-charging marketThe revenue of Fastned, which builds a European network of fast charging stations, has increased in the last quarter of 2015 over 340% compared to the fourth quarter of 2014. The volume of kWh delivered increased with 374%. The growth shows that there is a growing need for fast-charging at prime stations along the highway. Last year the number of full electric cars in The Netherlands increased with 37%.
Fastned creates a solid financial basis for further growth of its fast charging networkAmsterdam based Fastned, that operates 50 fast charging stations for electric cars along highways in the Netherlands, has secured financing for its operational expenditures for the next three years. This allows Fastned to continue operations and further grow the company until a serious charging market has emerged and a sizable share of its stations make a profit.
Fastned is a charging company that is building a European network of fast charging stations where fully electric vehicles can charge as fast as possible. The stations are located at high traffic locations along highways and in cities, where electric cars can add up to 200 km range in 15 minutes. Fastned's mission is to give freedom to electric drivers and accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility. As of today, Fastned has 114 stations operational in the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom, and is working on expanding its fast charging network to the rest of Europe. Fastned is currently simultaneously building fast charging stations in the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom, and preparing for building its first stations in other countries, with a focus on Belgium, Switzerland and France. Fastned is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information: fastnedcharging.com.