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. Weiterlesen
Fastned opens Belgium’s first HPC park
Fastned opened its first charging location in Belgium on Tuesday. This means that the Dutch fast-charging company is now active in four countries: the Netherlands, Germany, England and Belgium. Fastned has also started to issue a new series of bonds. Weiterlesen
Tesla & Fastned open “Europe’s largest charging hub”
Fastned and Tesla have opened the ‘Ladepark Kreuz Hilden’ last night. Equipped with 20 superchargers and eight Fastned charging stations, it will be one of the largest charge parks for each of the two companies in its final stage. Our reporter Sebastian Schaal was at the opening. Weiterlesen
Fastned’s first fast-charging station in Amsterdam
Fastned opened its first fast-charging station in Amsterdam this weekend. The Dutch company claims “hundreds of electric cars can be charged per day at this station” and that the design would allow the addition of more fast-chargers in future. Weiterlesen
Biggest EU Tesla charge park yet planned in Germany
Tesla’s largest fast-charging park in the EU will soon go online on a plot of land owned by bakery Roland Schüren at the Hilden motorway junction (A3/A46) near Düsseldorf. Fastned is also planning to set up fast-charging points for other electric cars right there. Weiterlesen
Fastned to install 13 HPC parks in Belgium
The Dutch Fastned has received approval for 13 motorway sites in Belgium. The High Power Chargers, designed for a charging capacity of up to 350 kW, are to be installed on existing parking areas directly on the most important motorways. Weiterlesen
Tesla raises Model 3 charge capacity to 200 kW
Since last weekend, Tesla has been installing a new firmware update for Model 3 already delivered in Europe. This means that charging capacities of up to 200 kW are now also possible with third-party suppliers – at least at a few locations. Weiterlesen
Fastned gets ready for HPC & Autocharge in UK
Fastned opens its first ultra-fast charging station in the United Kingdom. Two charge columns stand ready to offer up to 350 kW on a multi-charger site in Sunderland, near the factory where Nissan produces all Leaf EVs for the European market. Weiterlesen
FastNed switching to kWh billing model in May
Fastned will change billing at its mainland European fast-charging stations to kWh prices on 1 May. At all Fastned charging points in Germany, 59 cents per kilowatt hour will be charged starting next month, while in their native Netherlands, they are already offering the same deal. Weiterlesen
Fastned wins UK charging tender
Fastned, the Dutch fast charging operator, has won a second tender in the UK from the North East Joined Transport Committee. It includes the installation of five fast charging sites in Gateshead, Blyth, Whitley Bay, Washington and Kingston Park, each equipped with two 50 kW charging stations. Weiterlesen
Swiss name winners of fast-charging network tender
The Swiss Federal Roads Authority (FEDRO) has now awarded the contract for fast-charging stations at 100 rest stops to four Swiss and one Dutch provider: Gotthard Fastcharge (GOFAST), Groupe e, Primeo Energie / Alpiq E-Mobility, SOCAR Energy Switzerland and Fastned. Weiterlesen
Fastned opens fast-charging station at Van der Valk Hotel
Fastned has opened a fast-charging location at the Van der Valk Hotel in Germany as part of larger cooperation across Europe. Fastned was also successful with a complaint filed with the Dutch state regarding their idea of turning charging stations into more pit stop like facilities. Weiterlesen
Huber+Suhner liquid-cooled HPC cables prove safe
After a potential safety issue was discovered regarding the liquid-cooled cables produced by Huber+Suhner, several major charging infrastructure operators shut down the affected stations. Now the manufacturer has confirmed “correct functionality of the system and proved that the series products supplied by HUBER+SUHNER meet the required standards without any restrictions.” Weiterlesen
Blackout: Major operators shut down HPC stations
Several major charging infrastructure providers have shut down their High Power Chargers over the past two days to investigate a potential safety issue with Huber+Suhner’s liquid-cooled charging cables. Extensive safety testing is unfolding as you read. Weiterlesen
Fastned triples revenues from fast-charging network
The Dutch fast-charging company sold more electricity in the fourth quarter of 2018 than in the whole year of 2017, while the revenue also tripled. Plus, with new EVs such as the Tesla Model 3 or Jaguar I-Pace arriving in the Netherlands, Fastned expects further and rather rapid growth. Weiterlesen
Fastned launches shop & charge pilot at Albert Heijn supermarket
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. Weiterlesen
Fastned partners with large German supermarket chain
Dutch charging infrastructure provider Fastned has struck a new deal. Together with Rewe, a grocery retailer, they will trial fast-charging at four large supermarkets in Germany. If the pilot is a success, they will expand their cooperation to other locations and we asked more details. Weiterlesen
Fastned opens second HPC location in Germany
The Dutch HPC company Fastned has opened their second high power charging station in Germany on the A33 near Paderborn. Furthermore, the company are finding success with their legal claim against Shell charging stations. Weiterlesen
Germany: First Fastned High Power Charging station live
Fastned opens their first ultra-fast charging in Germany today. Located on the A3 motorway, the site serves electric car drivers with charging powers of up to 350 kW. It is the first of 25 such stations the Dutch will install across the country with hundreds more planned across Europe. Weiterlesen
Fastned complains about unfair competition
The Dutch fast-charging provider condemns Shell’s strategy to sell electric power for EVs at service stations where Fastned has already installed charging stations respectively has already concessions for. That’s why the company wants to bring the responsible authority Rijkswaterstaat to court. Weiterlesen
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Autocharge with Fastned: You may forget about those charge card/s, they are a thing of the past, and the apps too. At least at Fastned carging stations. The Dutch have introduced Autocharge, a function of CCS that recognises the electric vehicle and initiates charging automatically and also credits the session without further ado. Autocharge has been rolled out to a few selected users but soon, any car with a CCS charge port will be able to register for Autocharge.
Self-driving cars in New York City: General Motors wants to become the first company to test self-driving cars in NYC, where it will deploy a fleet of autonomous Chevy Bolt early next year. They will roam in a 5-square-mile section of lower Manhattan. Still an operator will sit behind the steering wheel just in case but Cruise Automation, that developed the software, hopes to learn from the more aggressive drivers and adverse weather conditions that make New York so different from San Francisco, where GM also operates driverless Bolts.
The H2 network grows to 41 stations in Germany as Daimler, Shell, and Linde launch Bremen’s first hydrogen filling station. It is located close to the motor way as well as the Mercedes-Benz plant. Three more stations are planned, in Munich and Cologne this week, then bringing the total number of H2 charging stations to 41 in Germany.
Mobile fast-charger: Efacec has developed a mobile fast charger. It is basically built into a towable container and the system can charge three vehicles simultaneously, while fed through the local grid or by a generator. Charging power is up to 320 kW (nominal) and 350 kW (maximum).
German-Austrian charging corridor: Smatrics has forged a cooperation with Smartlab so that customers using the latter’s ladenetz.de network can use another 1,200 charge points in Germany from now. The other way around, clients from Smatrics can charge at 400 more charging points in Austria.