Fast charging company Fastned opened its first fast charging station in Amsterdam on the Foodstrip at the Holendrecht A2/A9 junction. Hundreds of electric cars can be charged per day at this station. The scalable design allows more fast chargers to be added in the future, providing the electric driver with the best possible service.
“I am very happy with this new station in Amsterdam, a city that is leading the way with electric mobility and has the ambition to have only electric cars in the city from 2030 onwards. The station is located on the busy traffic arteries A2 and A9 and during a short charging stop there is also plenty of choice in terms of food and drinks. By building stations in the city, we give electric drivers even more freedom. This way we are making it easier for people to switch to an electric car,” said Michiel Langezaal, CEO Fastned.
“We are very happy with the arrival of Fastned. The fast charging station with energy from sun and wind contributes to our sustainability strategy and it is an extra service for our visitors who drive electric. We expect that electric drivers will visit the Foodstrip more often. During the charging session they also have the opportunity to visit one of our restaurants on the Foodstrip. The restaurants will be happy with the extra customers,” said Mark Tervoort, Caransa. For the location in question, Fastned partnered with real estate developer Caransa Group B.V.
This initiative was made possible with the support of the BENEFIC project, which is part of the European “Connecting Europe Facility” programme, funded by the European Commission; and through the DKTI-Transport regulation of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.