European fast-charging network operator Fastned has acquired its first 14 locations in Germany. Each location will include multiple fast chargers, which will be upgradable to power levels of 150 to 350 kW.
The new charging stations will be conveniently located along major highways. Fastned is cooperating with hotel chain Van der Valk and property developer Lutzenberger.
“Both Van der Valk and Fastned offer service to people who are on the road,” said Vincent van der Valk, Director of the Van der Valk hotel chain. “We are delighted that we will soon have charging facilities available for our guests and other EV drivers, while we don’t have to operate these stations ourselves. Fastned takes care of everything and makes sure the chargers are always working.”
“We are witnessing the start of the Autowende [automobile transition] from fossil to electric,” said Fastned CEO Michiel Langezaal. “Fastned is building a pan-European network of fast charging stations that will provide freedom to drivers of electric cars to travel across Europe. As charging speeds increase, fast charging stations will be the petrol stations of the future.”