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European EV networks create Open Fast Charging Alliance

Five European fast charging networks have signed a new agreement intended to create seamless travel for European electric car drivers.

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The Open Fast Charging Alliance will be open to all EVs.

Planned to start implementation within the year, the Open Fast Charging Alliance will be open to all EVs and will use bilateral roaming agreements by implementing open standards such as OCPI.

Founding members cover: Fastned (the Netherlands), Sodetrel (France), Smatrics (Austria), Grønn Kontakt (Norway) and GOtthard FASTcharge (Switzerland). The alliance members own and operate more than 500 fast chargers in six countries.

The alliance is open to other networks offering mandatory standards including providing 24/7 customer service, and ensuring maximum network uptime.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.