Dutch charging company Fastned has unveiled its new generation of fast charging stations for electric vehicles, which can charge up to 100 times faster than charging EVs at home.
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The new fast charging stations will be able to charge vehicles at up to 350 kW, up to 100 times faster than charging a vehicle at home. They have a modular design which means they can be easily extended. The first station has been deployed on the A8 highway near Amsterdam and has been developed through a partnership with technology group ABB.
The upcoming second generation of EVs have larger battery packs, which can charge faster. This will be demonstrated at the Geneva International Motor Show (8th to 18th March 2018), where manufacturers such as Jaguar, Audi and Hyundai will present several second-generation cars.
The design of the Fastned charging station utilises an iconic design incorporating a roof of glass solar panels and a sustainable wood infrastructure. It also has a higher clearance, so it is easily visible to electric car drivers and can accommodate larger EVs.
“I am very proud of our new station” said Fastned’s Co-Founder Bart Lubbers. “It’s very important to increase the charging speed, because it makes driving EVs attractive to more people. Almost every consumer wants to know how long it takes to charge."