Fastned have joined up with Albert Heijn supermarkets in Amsterdam for a pilot project. They have now opened the first fast-charging station at the chain store with another two locations to follow. If the pilot project proves successful, both partners want to increase the number of stations at supermarkets.
The first of these Fastned fast-charging stations at an Albert Heijn supermarket has two 50kW fast chargers. These are supplied with 100% renewable electricity from solar and wind energy.
Michiel Langezaal, CEO of Fastned about the pilot project: “The dynamics of charging at supermarkets will probably be different in comparison with charging along the highway and at other urban locations. We can learn from that and further develop our offer.”
Therefore, the aim of the pilot is to find out if there is a need for fast charging while doing the daily grocery shopping in around 30 minutes. The DC fast chargers installed should allow electric drivers to charge up to 150 km of range in half an hour.