European Union To Fund Installation Of Quick Chargers In Germany, Sweden & Denmark

DEC 16 2014 BY MARK KANE 10

Fastned gets EU-support to roll out fast charging stations in Germany

Fastned gets EU-support to roll out fast charging stations in Germany

European Union will support quick charging installations in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Netherlands under the Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T) program with 4.2 million in funding.

This project is focused on creating corridors – see illustration on the right for Germany where, as well as in the Netherlands, a company called Fastned will build 67 and 30 stations respectively. For this part, Fastned will get 2 million.

Currently, Fastned hase 19 charging stations in the Netherlands under its own commercial project.

Installation in Denmark (23) and Sweden (35) will be done by other partners, however chargers itself probably everywhere will be supplied by ABB:

“The subsidy is funded by the European Union via the “Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T)” program. The total subsidy to the ‘ELECTRIC’ consortium amounts to EUR 4.2 million of which EUR 2 million is allocated to Fastned. Other members of the consortium are CLEVER A / S from Denmark, Öresundskraft AB from Sweden, VDE Prüf-und Zertifizierungsinstitut GmbH from Germany and the International ABB concern.”

Guys from CLEVER in Denmark seems to be busy deploying ABB chargers here and there:
CLEVER charger in Denmark

CLEVER charger in Denmark

Source: NL Times

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Finally ! Germany does nothing in their own country. Thank you European Union for that. Having 43kw AC and 50kw CHAdemO beside 50kw CCS as a standard. I love it.

Really cool ! Until now Germany is a flop market…

So far Fastned charges up to $1/KWh for charging, which of course isn’t helping EV adoption. Maybe with the Eu subsidy it could offer its services at slightly more reasonable prices?

€0.69/kWh, or €100/month unlimited use.

It may seem high, but part of cost is investing in infrastructure that a smaller number are able to use. (first 19 of ~155 installed in 2014).

Perhaps Fastned should consider another fee that combines investing and long term user. ie: a price-point of €50 for a fixed number of kWh for use in a month. The would help fill the gap between per kWh and per month extremes.

I would gladly pay $1/kWh for guaranteed access to a quick charger. Let’s suppose I need to triple my Leaf’s range for a long trip. That’s 42kWh ($42) of quick charging to cover 250 miles.

In my hybrid I pay maybe half that for gas. But that’s only one trip. If I had access to a network like this, I wouldn’t even need the hybrid. I could get by with just an 84-mile Leaf.

Yeah, I’m willing to pay a high price for good convenience fast-charging. $1/KWH may be a bit high but I’d certainly pay $0.50 to maybe $0.75/KWH

“Currently, Fastend hase 19 charging” …
should be
‘Currently, Fastned has 19 charging’ station locations installed at reststops in Netherlands. Coverage will expand to just about every reststop in the Netherlands over the next two years.

note: The expansion into Germany and Sweden is a separate project that Festned has be awarded a contract for number of locations.

FastNet has a great station and deployment models, by deploying pairs of EVSE (like Tesla), they significantly increase reliability and redundancy at each station location. (even if an EVSE has failed)

The great design gives PEV owners a high degree of confidence they will be able to charge at any station. 24/7 availability and location at reststops are detail that add to access and convince.

EVSE network providers … take note: this is how to provide a range extending service that BEV owners need and will use.

I LOVE the Fastned model. Not surprisingly, it is remarkably similar to Tesla’s Supercharger setup. Unfortunately, a company cannot rollout a network on its own today and make enough money to stay in business very long. This is why we need third parties supporting them. In Fastned’s case, that means government money. In the Superchargers’ case, that means Tesla (in support of selling their cars). I wish we could get our acts together enough to get a generally available network of quick chargers.



You could build 2 whole hydrogen stations with that.

This is why hydrogen is dead on arrival for passenger vehicles