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Fastned Opens First Fast Charging Station in Germany

| June 23, 2018

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Fastned, which is building a European network of fast charging stations where all electric cars can charge, is opening its first station in Germany. The fast charging station is located along the A3 highway at Limburg an der Lahn (exit Limburg-Süd) and has several 350 kW chargers.

This allows electric drivers to charge up to 100 times faster than at home, making it possible to travel long distances with an EV. Mayor Dr. Marius Hahn from the municipality of Limburg an der Lahn and Bart Lubbers, co-founder of Fastned will officially open the station.

Fastned has the ambition to build a European network of 1000 fast charging stations, of which several hundred in Germany. The iconic stations are located at busy locations along motorways and in cities. With this network, Fastned wants to give electric drivers the freedom to drive throughout Europe. Fastned currently has 73 stations operational in the Netherlands and is preparing to roll out its network to other countries, including the United Kingdom and Belgium. Fastned plans to open 18 stations in Germany before the end of the year.

With the roll-out of a network of fast-charging stations, the company is responding to the exponentially growing number of electric cars in Europe. As a result of the decreasing price of batteries, more affordable electric cars with a larger battery and more range are being introduced. This makes it possible to cover longer distances, but also drives the need for fast charging infrastructure that can quickly charge these cars. With these stations charging will become more and more like refueling your car, but with energy from sun and wind.

Category: General Update, Green, News

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