FastNed network in the Netherlands

FastNed network in the Netherlands

Buyers of new Nissan LEAFs in the Netherlands will get unlimited access to fast charging through the FastNed network for two years.

As of today, FastNed has 38 stations with 50 kW CHAdeMO (and other standards like Combo and AC Type 2).

"Good news! From today onwards every new Nissan LEAF sold in The Netherlands will be offered with two years of free unlimited Fastned fast charging. This means free charging within 20 minutes at 38 stations along the highway. This number is growing: before the end of this year we expect to have 50 stations operational. What’s also great about this deal: because the new Nissan LEAF comes with a bigger battery pack (30 kWh) you can drive up to 250 km on a charge, according to Nissan. The bigger battery combined with ubiquitous Fastned fast charging stations on convenient locations, drivers will experience real freedom."

This is a similar project to "No Charge To Charge" in the US.

"That’s exactly the goal of Fastned: giving freedom to the electric driver. We are doing this by building a nationwide network of very reliable fast charging stations which always offer the fastest charging. The development of this network runs parallel with the arrival of ever better electric cars. In the coming years car manufactureres will bring to market cars with bigger and better batteries. Just like the smartphone industry vies for consumers with bigger screens or better cameras, the electric car market will be about faster charging and longer range. Fastned is building the fast charging infrastructure to secure nationwide coverage for all electric cars, at the most convenient locations. This way you’ll never run out of electricity. And just like a smartphone you can buy a car with or without a subscription."

Fastned quick charging station

Fastned quick charging station

Hat tip to Lennart!