Together with representatives of the city of The Hague, Fastned recently inaugurated the first urban fast-charging station of the Netherlands. The new station called ‘Fastned ten Bosch’ is situated right next to the Royal Palace ‘Huis ten Bosch’ and one amongst five which will be set up in the city of The Hague in the near future. In addition to the new urban chargers, already 55 Fastned stations were build in the past throughout the Netherlands.
Fastned’s fast-charging stations are powered with energy from renewable resources only
Just like all the other Fastned charging stations, only green electricity, generated by renewables, will flow through the spigots of ‘Fastned ten Bosch’. In order to make electric mobility more convenient and respond to the growing need of electric drivers, a more dense network of charging stations will be provided not only in The Hague but also throughout the country. Additionally, there are already plans for further Dutch cities.
Bart Lubbers, co-founder of Fastned: “Urban stations make our network complete. People want to charge their car wherever their battery runs empty and this can happen along the highway as well as in cities. In addition, the majority of Dutch households don’t have their own driveway where they can charge. These people also want to drive electric and now they can do so by charging their car at Fastned for the same price as at home: 19 cents per kWh. This type of infrastructure makes driving electric accessible to everyone in The Netherlands. The city of Hague understands this very well and are leading this transition.”
Tom de Bruijn, Alderman of Finance, Traffic, Transport and Environment of the Municipality of The Hague: “More and more people are switching to an electric car. A positive development The Hague wants to encourages as much as possible, because electric cars are clean and cheap to operate. With the increasing number of electric cars the need for qualitative charging infrastructure increases as well. Rolling out a network of fast-charging stations in the city is a great asset to our city. I hope that we can be an example for other municipalities.”
The company’s trip planner for electric vehicle drivers, launched on 21 November 2016, makes it now possible to choose the fastest route from one destination to the other, including fast charging stops when required. The app takes into account the remaining range, the efficiency of the car, the traffic situation on the route, the location of all Fastned stations and the charging curve of the fast chargers. It is possible to apply the new navigation tool on mobile, tablet and desktop.