First urban fast-charging station opens in Netherlands
Fastned and the city of The Hague have installed the first urban fast-charging station in the Netherlands.
The station is located right next to the Royal Palace ‘Huis ten Bosch’ and is part of a series of five stations that will be deployed in the city in the city. Fastned already has 55 stations along Dutch highways but says there’s a growing need for fast charging in urban areas.
Bart Lubbers, co-founder of Fastned, said: “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.”
Fastned added that it has “advanced plans” to deploy fast charging stations in other cities as well.