Fastned opens its first fast charging station in the United Kingdom today. This is the first fast charging station in the United Kingdom with a charging capacity up to 350 kW. The station is located in Sunderland, near the factory where the Nissan Leaf is produced for the entire European market. Fastned supplies 100% renewable electricity and is accessible for all fully electric vehicles (FEVs). Fastned’s mission is to give freedom to electric drivers and thereby accelerate the transition to electric mobility. Fastned currently has over 90 stations in the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom. Fastned is also expanding to Belgium, Switzerland and France. The new fast charging station is designed, built, and operated by Fastned and is owned by the North East Joint Transport Committee and funded through the Go Ultra Low Cities Grant and the European Regional Development Fund. The station is centrally located on West Wear Street, which is one of Sunderland’s busiest central routes. Last month Fastned announced it had won another tender for five locations for fast-charging stations in the North East of England, organised by the North East Joined Transport Committee. Michiel Langezaal, co-founder and CEO of Fastned: “We are pleased to […]


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