Fastned Installs First 350 kW Fast Chargers, 175 kW Units Too

MAR 9 2018 BY MARK KANE 25

Fastned announced earlier this month the launch of its very first 350 kW fast charging station at a service area ‘De Watering’ located on the A8 highway near Amsterdam.

Fastned fast charging station

In a few other places, the company added 175 kW units to be ready for the next-generation of BEVs.

The chargers are supplied by ABB (Terra HP High Power), and those are all new – double head CHAdeMO and CCS Combo.

At the same time, Fastned presented its all-new station design with semi-transparent solar panels.

“The new charging station is the result of a partnership with technology group ABB, who developed the fast chargers. With the opening of this station, ABB and Fastned have a global first. The new fast chargers at the station have a capacity of up to 350 kW and are the world’s first ever fast chargers to be CE certified by an independent party, and approved for consumer use.

The higher charging speed means EVs can charge up to 500 km in 15 minutes. The upcoming second generation of electric cars has larger battery packs which can charge faster, as will be demonstrated at the Geneva International Motor S (8rd to 18th March 2018), where manufacturers such as Jaguar, Audi and Hyundai will present several second generation cars. These cars will hit the road this year, and Fastned will be ready for them.

In addition to the charging technology, the station design is also completely new. An iconic and recognisable design with a roof of glass-glass solar panels and sustainable wood. The new station also has a higher clearance, so it is even more visible to electric drivers and can accomodate larger electric vehicles.”

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Fastned’s Co-Founder Bart Lubbers said:

“I am very proud of our new station. María García, our architect, has put a lot of energy into an iconic design that is better in every detail and that’s visible. It’s very important to increase the charging speed, because it makes driving EVs attractive to more people. Because the question that almost every consumer asks is “How long does it take to charge?”.

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25 Comments on "Fastned Installs First 350 kW Fast Chargers, 175 kW Units Too"

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Looks like Porsche’s Mission E won’t be an infrastructure orphan when it arrives next year. Tesla beware!

They beat porsche to the punch for these faster dcfc’s.

I don’t think Porsche minds, the more the merrier.

Porsche’s certainly not going to build a large 350kW charging network for its cars alone.

Porsche is in business of selling cars, not chargers. The more infrastructure for their products, the better.

Wow, have to say, didn’t expect them so soon. Pleasantly surprised

I was there today and it looks good in real life.

Way to go fastned!!

Comes equipped with a Tesla adapter too.

Tesla adapter is 50 kW max. Kind of stone age technology at contemporary 175 kW or 350 kW station.

EV tech is moving fast indeed.

When are you coming to Canada with these fast chargera

Coming to North America?

Electrify America is installing 150-350 kW chargers

Tesla Supercharger is slow as f…

LMAO at Mulon, it is you that is a slow F.

Good stuff. Ioniq is really fast on these 175 kW chargers.

20 kwh in about 15 minutes according to users.

Hummm. Isn’t that 80kW?

Yeah, true it was about 78 kW speed actually. But it’s also a small battery, so that was 18 – 81 % in 15 minutes. It’s a lot faster than the old 50 kW situation and faster than most competitors (i’m looking at you Nissan Leaf).

Well, it’s an improvement but not earth-shattering. My Mitsubishi i-MiEV would take an 80% charge (13kWh) in 20 minutes from near empty on a CHAdeMO rapid – and that was a 2012 car. So this isn’t even twice as fast. In a large-packed EV (50kWh+) there should be a significant improvement in early stage charge speed (from empty) but current battery chemistry still limits things considerably as soon as the pack gets above ~50% SOC (state of charge) and that isn’t going to change for some time yet. Active cooling helps but only goes so far.

Nice design, solar powered vehicles !!!.

Hope many such chargers are installed in many places.

The solar is just a gimmick and for protection against the weather.

It will not generate enough power to be more than a very marginal portion.

But everything counts, ebmven the smallest contributions. Especially in a country like the Netherlands which has almost all fossil fuel generated electricity.


Or more precise: communication.

Designed to convey the fact that these stations are powered by renewable energy and not fossil fuels. You know, the ‘coal electricity’ argument.

That others use the same grid to transport their dirty energy is not the fault of EV drivers choosing to buy renewable energy.

Not much renewable electricity to buy in the Netherlands…

Gas powered EVs.

FastNed is an amazing enabler for electrified traveling in the Netherlands. Fast, reliable and along the main roads.

The Dutch guy in the following video tried traveling in France in his Ioniq and that was a very different situation:

Yeah solar is great but why not some wind turbines off by the side of freeway to power these chargers as well and see tge excess power to the grid