Fastnet opens fast charging stations in France – .

Fastnet opens fast charging stations in France – .

Charging provider Fastned has opened its first four fast charging points in France. Five more will follow in the coming weeks. The nine stations are to start small but will be expanded in the future.

The Fastned sites now open are located at the following service stations: Gevrey-Chambertin Ouest (A 31, Dijon), Écot (A 36, Montbéliard), Pont Chêne d’Argent (A 39, Dole) and Pont Val de Saône (A 39, Dôle). The other five hubs will open in the coming weeks along the Autoroute du Soleil (A6). The nine poles are located along the highways between Paris-Dijon and Dijon-Lyon.

Almost exactly a year ago, Fastned announced that it had received its first order from France when the motorway operator Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône (APRR) commissioned the Dutch company to build and operate the nine charging parks.

Each location has four charging points with up to 300 kW per charging point and can be extended to twelve charging points if necessary. Unsurprisingly, the photos show two Alpitronic HYC300 hyperchargers with two charging points each under a typical Fastned solar roof. This means that the Dutch company also uses the South Tyrolean charging station model, which is popular with many CPOs.

Including the five locations Fastned opened in Germany in November, the Dutch company now has a total of 176 charging parks in six countries.

“I am very happy that APRR has taken the lead in allowing players like Fastned to build a charging infrastructure in France by addressing the market,” said Michiel Langezaal, CEO of Fastned. “The provision of large locations through long-term leases is crucial for the construction of high-quality charging infrastructure. In addition, Fastned is part of the concept of the French Ministry of Energy Transition to build charging stations for electric vehicles nationwide by 2022.

“The creation of recharging infrastructures along the motorways is a key factor in the transition to electric mobility in France and in the ambition to reduce French CO emissions.2 emissions ”, explains Pierre Courgeon, Fastned Country Manager France. “This first project is just the start because Fastned aims to be a key player in France, with a large national network offering freedom to electrical conductors with the level of quality of service they are looking for.


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