Fastned Now Open To Teslas

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Originally published on EV Obsession.

The Netherlands-based electric vehicle fast-charging station company Fastned will be adding Tesla adaptors to all 50 of its locations in the country — thereby opening the company’s charging network up to the popular brand — according to an email sent to EV Obsession and CleanTechnica this week.

As noted in the email, considering that there are currently only 7 Tesla Supercharger stations in the Netherlands, the move should open up travel in the country notably to Tesla owners — providing further options beyond the Supercharger network. Of course, the Supercharger network is essentially free for use, while Tesla owners will have to pay at Fastned electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations, it should be remembered.

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The adaptor installation effort is expected to take place sometime in the next month. Here’s more information via the recent email:

With these new locations Tesla drivers no longer have to make detours to fast-charge their car. At the moment there are almost 5000 Tesla cars in the Netherlands, and this number is growing rapidly. With the Tesla adaptors at all Fastned stations, Tesla drivers can now charge super fast and easy in all of the Netherlands.

The CEO of Fastned, Michiel Langezaal, commented: “Before the end of March Tesla drivers will have 50 extra fast charging stations in the Netherlands. They don’t have to make detours to fast-charge, thus saving time and energy.”

A Tesla owner, and board member of the Dutch Club for Electric Drivers (VER), by the name of Vincent Everts, commented: “This is a great initiative by Fastned, which shows impressive growth with its current 50 fast charging stations. With this CHAdeMO adaptor I can now recharge everywhere in The Netherlands up to 250 km/uur. When your battery is low you know that there will always be a station closeby.”

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14 thoughts on “Fastned Now Open To Teslas

  • Great news for the EV charging infrastructure in the Netherlands!

    Also notably is the significantly userfriendly placing of the chargers. The Fastned chargers are directly accessible on highways, next to conventional fuel stops. Whereas the chargers of Telsa are placed in industrial area.

  • Sorry I don’t understand the charging rate of 250km/uur. what is uur? Are these chargers as fast as a Tesla Supercharger?

    • uur means hour

  • Another brilliant strategic move by Tesla. I won’t be surprised if this is the first of many partnerships with existing charging networks. Expansion through existing networks make sense, even if the charging rate is slower.

  • Ah, why do you need more than 7 superchargers in an area the size of New Jersey when you can drive 200 miles/charge and fill up at home?

    I think the answer is – you don’t. That’s why Tesla hasn’t spent much effort expanding that. I mean I could be wrong because I’m not terribly familiar with the Netherlands, but if NJ started complaining about only having 7 supercharging stations, I’d sure question if they knew what they were talking about…

    • Perhaps because many people in the Netherlands do not live in suburban McMansions with 3 car garages?
      I suspect that this will help to alleviate the concern that many people might have about “nowhere to charge” if they can’t charge at home.

      • Makes sense. Hopefully something similar will happen in the “I don’t have a dedicated parking place” parts of the US.

      • Good to know – thank you! (The us tends not to have that problem as much… especially among those purchasing Tesla – level cars)

    • Exactly, what Rob says.

      75% of households can’t charge at home. These numbers come from a research which Fastned executed. It was also published on Cleantechnica earlier. It is an interesting read on the development of fast charging. You can find it here: .

      Due to its low operational costs and the solar panel on top of the station, they will break even on 5 full charges.

      • Nice link. I am curious what format charger Tesla is going to move forward with. Before the 150kw standard, there really was no choice. Now they could switch if they wanted to. I’m sure they’ve discussed the new standard. No idea what they thought of it of course.

      • Ah, good to know! (A bit different than here in the US – While we still have a problem with people not being able to charge at home, it’s not nearly as bad. Coupled with the fact that the people in the market for a Tesla level car tend not to be the ones who can’t charge at home and this didn’t make a lot of sense to me. Thanks for the clarification!)

        • That of course is true. At this point the fast chargers provide more freedom next to the usual home/work trip for most Tesla drivers.

          However Nissan offers 4 years of free charging at Fastned when purchasing the Leaf.

      • Thanks for clarifying.
        Of course, in areas where significant numbers of people are not able to charge at home, the ability to quick-charge becomes critical to EV adoption. I’m convinced that most people would be prepared to pay a bit extra to avoid a lengthy wait. Ten minutes once every week or two is something ICE drivers are already used to. It seems like no accident that Fastned has opted for something very reminiscent of a traditional filling station.

    • It sounds like there may be more Model Ss in The Netherlands than in New Jersey though, the higher volume should result in higher usage and the justification for more stations.

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