Apr 28, 2023 - 01:18 pm
UK charging providers set up lobby group ChargeUK
In the UK, 18 of the country’s leading charging infrastructure providers have joined forces in a new organisation called ChargeUK. The companies want to invest more than six billion pounds in developing and operating charging infrastructure in the UK by 2030.
Apr 27, 2023 - 03:53 pm
Tesla & Fastned challenge Germany over charging network monopoly
The Higher Regional Court in Düsseldorf is hearing a case today that is crucial for the future of fast-charging infrastructure in Germany. Tesla and Fastned are challenging the federal government over essentially extending Tank & Rast’s monopoly at motorway service stations to fast charging.
Apr 3, 2023 - 03:58 pm
Opel designs electric moon buggy
This year we have once again discovered the best April Fool’s jokes in the field of e-mobility and compiled them for you. For example, Opel is showing the Corsa Moon II, a solar-powered electric vehicle for space tourism based on the Corsa-e BEV model.
Mar 31, 2023 - 12:45 pm
Fastned increases turnover by 191 per cent
European fast charging station operator Fastned almost tripled its charging-related revenues to 36 million euros in 2022 (+191 per cent compared to 2021). Fastned recorded a net loss of 22.2 million euros in 2022.
Mar 16, 2023 - 02:34 pm
Fastned wins contract for two charging parks in Flanders
Fastned has been awarded the contract to install two charging parks on the E17 motorway near the Flemish town of Gentbrugge. The company also reports that it has opened the largest drive-through location in the company’s network in France.
Mar 14, 2023 - 01:14 pm
Fastned marks 250 fast-charging hubs with a new UK site
Fastned has inaugurated a charging station in East Anglia, UK, and counts it as the 250th site in Europe. It is also its 14th UK location, comprising six 300 kW charging bays. Fastned plans to open a further two sites later this summer.
Jan 31, 2023 - 05:29 pm
Fastned opens 13th charging hub in the UK
Fastned has launched its latest ultra-rapid charging hub in the UK. Based off the A183 on Parsons Road, the new Fastned hub in Washington comprises eight charging bays of up to 300 kW and will serve EV commuters to and from South Tyneside, as well as Sunderland.
Dec 21, 2022 - 05:03 pm
Fastned & EVBox install 400 kW charging
Fastned and EVBox have jointly installed one of the first 400 kW fast charging stations in Europe. The HPC station, called EVBox Troniq Modular High-Power, is being tested in a pilot project and is now available at the Fastned station De Watering on the A8 near Oostzaan in the Netherlands.
Nov 1, 2022 - 03:20 pm
Fastned lowers charge point prices
The European fast-charging company Fastned has lowered the prices at its charge points in a number of countries, responding to a recent drop in energy prices.
Sep 12, 2022 - 11:19 am
Confessions of a Petroholic
Fastned has announced a four-part podcast called ‘Confessions of a Petroholic’. The series follows young petrolhead “Tom” exploring the twist and turns of maybe going electric in conversation with more (in)famous EV advocates.
Jun 14, 2022 - 04:22 pm
Fastned raises charging location targets
The European fast-charging company Fastned has announced new targets. By the end of 2024, Fastned wants to double the size of its network to at least 400 locations, which will require additional funding of 50 to 75 million euros.
Apr 28, 2022 - 01:42 pm
Paua introduces roaming service exclusive to fleets
Paua, a newcomer to the e-mobility space founded in 2020, says it has reached a milestone with its roaming network now allowing access to 10,000 charge points across the UK. Their partners include leading providers such as Osprey, Fastned, Ionity, Connected Kerb, Char.gy, and Mer.
Mar 29, 2022 - 04:28 pm
Fastned marks over a million charging sessions in 2021
The Dutch fast-charging provider Fastned recorded 70 per cent more charging transactions at its stations last year, breaking the one million charging transactions mark in one year. Fastned continues to be profitable in its operating business.
Nov 30, 2021 - 05:33 pm
Fastned opens fast-charging stations in France
Charging provider Fastned has opened its first four fast-charging locations in France. Five more will follow in the next few weeks. The nine stations are to start small but will be expanded in the future.
Nov 10, 2021 - 01:43 pm
FastNed raises charging prices
The fast-charging provider Fastned is increasing its prices in several countries in continental Europe. The new prices come into effect on 11 November 2021 from 12 noon. The price increase is in response to ever-increasing overall energy prices, despite the fact that FastNed exclusively uses renewable energy.
Oct 14, 2021 - 12:17 pm
Fastned marks major turnover increase for Q3
Dutch fast-charging provider Fastned has reported a 96 per cent increase in turnover in the third quarter compared to Q3 2020. Fastned is also considering switching to a “more dynamic pricing strategy” to reflect pricing trends in the European market.
Jun 27, 2021 - 01:13 pm
Fastned to build fast-chargers in Flanders
Dutch charging infrastructure specialist Fastned has been selected by the West Flemish Intercommunale (WVI) in Belgium to implement five large fast-charging stations in commercial areas – mainly on main roads in West Flanders.
Jun 24, 2021 - 02:29 pm
EU: ChargeUp Europe sets concrete demands
ChargeUp Europe, the lobbying association of European charging infrastructure providers founded last year, is appealing to the EU Commission to set binding national targets for charging infrastructure as part of the reform of the Alternative Fuels Directive (AFID).
Jan 14, 2021 - 04:56 pm
Fastned marks 14% increase in charging in Q4/2020
Fast charging company Fastned increased its revenue from charging operations in the fourth quarter of 2020 by 14% year-on-year to €1.9 million. The number of charging transactions in the Fastned network rose to over 194,000 (+12%).
Dec 22, 2020 - 09:27 pm
Fastned enters Switzerland with new rapid-charging park
Fastned opens its first fast-charging site in Switzerland and thus includes country number five in its HPC network. The new charging park is located near Zurich on the A1 motorway and offers a charging capacity of 300 kW for up to four EVs simultaneously.
Nov 23, 2020 - 01:40 pm
Fastned wants to build nine HPC parks in France
Fastned has received the first order from France. The highway operator Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône (APRR) has commissioned the Dutch company to build and operate nine charging parks. The French Ministry of Transport must still approve the contract.