5 European Fast Charging Networks Announce Open Fast Charging Alliance
Major fast charging networks in Europe are teaming up together in order to make electric vehicle travel in the region more seamless.
The recently announced Open Fast Charging Alliance has a goal of being“a premium network of fast chargers all over Europe”.
The new network consists of:
- Fastned (The Netherlands)
- Sodetrel (France)
- Smatrics (Austria)
- Grønn Kontakt (Norway)
- GOtthard FASTcharge (Switzerland)
A roaming system between members is to be implemented within a year, at which point customers will be able to use more than 500 fast chargers in six countries, 24/7.
“Together, the alliance members own and operate more than 500 fast chargers in 6 countries. They operate their networks according to high standards. This includes providing 24/7 customer service, and ensuring maximum network uptime. The alliance is open to other networks adhering to these standards.The alliance will focus on bilateral roaming agreements between these high quality networks by implementing open standards such as OCPI. The first implementations are planned within the year.”