Dutch charging company Fastned has unveiled a new generation of DC fast charging stations, developed by ABB, that support charging levels of up to 350 kW. The first of the 350 kW stations is located at a service area on the A8 highway near Amsterdam.
The new stations can charge an EV to 500 km of range in 15 minutes. Fastned intends to be ready for a new generation of EVs with larger battery packs, which are beginning to hit the road.
Fastned’s station design is also completely new, featuring a unique and recognizable profile with a roof of glass solar panels and sustainable wood. The new station has a higher clearance, so it is even more visible to electric drivers and can accommodate larger vehicles.
“María García, our architect, has put a lot of energy into an iconic design that is better in every detail and that’s visible,” said Fastned co-founder Bart Lubbers. “It’s very important to increase the charging speed, because it makes driving EVs attractive to more people. The question that almost every consumer asks is, ‘How long does it take to charge?’”
“We are the Shell of the future, only our energy comes from the sun and the wind,” said co-founder and CEO Michiel Langezaal.