The Dutch charging network Fastned is offering investors a tempting perk: free fast charging at all Fastned stations for the rest of their life. Shareholders that invest over 25,000 euros in the company become a member of the Fastned Founders Club, and can immediately start charging for free.
In 2012, Fastned was awarded a concession to build DC fast charging stations at 201 out of the 245 service areas along Dutch highways. Today, 31 stations are operational, and the company says it is adding one new station every week.
“Our goal is similar to mobile telephony – to create a national network of fast charging stations with national coverage, which allows electric cars to go anywhere with peace of mind,” said co-founder and CEO Michiel Langezaal. “Anyone who invests a substantial amount today becomes co-owner of the infrastructure of the future and can use it for free, forever.”
“We are the Shell of the future, only our energy comes from the sun and the wind,” said Langezaal.