Fastned, the European fast charging company, opened its first two fast charging stations along the highway in Flanders. These stations are part of a collaboration with the Agency for Road and Traffic of the Ministry of the Flemish Community (Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer, AWV) to provide thirteen rest areas along highways in Flanders with fast charging stations.
These first two fast charging stations are located on both sides of the E19 at the rest areas Peutie Oost and West between Antwerp and Brussels, according to a European company’s press release. Electric drivers can charge up to 300 km of range with power from sun and wind in 15 minutes.
Last week, Fastned also announced a collaboration with the West Flemish Intercommunale for the realisation of five charging stations along main roads in West Flanders, and the acquisiton of 10 new locations directly at entry- and exit-ramps along important Flemish highways.
The Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public Works is foreseeing to provide 35,000 charging stations by 2025. In the first 6 months of 2021, 22,500 new electric cars were registered in Belgium, an increase of 57% compared to the same period last year (14,300).
Since its foundation in 2012, Fastned has built 145 fast charging stations in the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Switzerland. In addition, Fastned will start building the first fast charging stations along major highways in France later this year.