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Another ‘ultra-fast’ electric vehicle charging network is coming to Europe

We can barely keep up now. If you haven’t been following, Europe is completely onboard now with the ‘ultra-fast’ 350 kW charging technology even before any electric car can actually take advantage of all that power.

The continent is going for future proof charging infrastructure and now a fifth network is starting to install the new, more powerful stations.

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Fastned to prepare fast-charging stations for ultra-fast 300 kW charge rate

station3Charging is still the primary concern of any new potential electric vehicle buyer. They want to know where they can charge the car and how long it takes. Now with the numerous charging standards and the difference between car models and battery pack sizes, it can be a difficult landscape to navigate. The bigger the battery pack, the longer it takes to charge, but at the same time, you can get an higher charging rate.

Netherlands-based charging station start-up Fastned is making the (safe) bet that battery packs will soon get bigger and, more importantly, they will be able to take higher charge rates.

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Nissan will offer 2 years of free fast-charging when buying a new LEAF in the Netherlands

2016_nissan_leaf_02-e1441884170552Nissan announced today a new partnership with Fastned to offer 2 years of free fast-charging when buying a new LEAF in the Netherlands. Fastned has an extensive 38-station network of fast charging stations all around the Netherlands, which hadn’t been really put to the test until now. The company says it is building a new station every week.

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