Fastned and EVBox partner to install one the first 400kW electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in Europe

Fastned, the European fast charging company, and EVBox, a leading provider of flexible and scalable charging solutions, have completed the installation of the first EVBox Troniq Modular High-Power charging station in the Netherlands. 

The EVBox Troniq Modular High-Power charging station is one of the first 400kW standalone charging stations in Europe. It enables charges up to 62 miles (100km) of electric vehicle (EV) range in just three minutes if the vehicle is capable. Alternatively, the charging power can also be dynamically shared by two vehicles, allocating, for instance, 200kW of energy to each vehicle.

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Fastned’s customers in the Netherlands will be the first in the region to experience it, as part of EVBox’s Early Adopter Program, further refining the charging station based on EV drivers’ feedback. The charging station was installed on December 13 at Fastned’s “De Watering” location and is now publicly available.

Co-Creation with Partners and End-Users

Fastned and EVBox signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a non-exclusive partnership to further improve the product in terms of quality, user experience, serviceability, uptime, and data-driven charger monitoring. 

The initiative is part of EVBox’s Early Adopter Program with selected key partners, a co-creation program designed to improve the full product journey from installation to end use. This iterative program allows for ongoing product and process improvements based on the feedback received by partners and users, before its full commercialisation. 

Fastned, with 10 years of experience in fast charging across six countries in Europe and with ambitious expansion plans, will contribute with its in-depth knowledge and experience in fast charging. 

EVBox has 13 years of experience with electric vehicle charging solutions and the production of state-of-the-art EV chargers. Additionally, both parties will collect real-life customer feedback for improvement points of the piloted charging station. 

Fastned will continue working with different leading charging station manufacturers to provide its customers with the best possible charging experience that matches Fastned’s leading customer friendliness and reliability standards.

Roland van der Put, Fastned Head of Charging Technology, said: “We’re looking forward to the partnership with EVBox and the piloting of this new charger, which we expect will become best-in-class. 

“During the course of this pilot, EVBox and Fastned will work closely together in optimising the user experience and the communication between the charger and Fastned’s backend system.

“We are committed to continuously improving charger speed and reliability, in order to provide our customers with the best customer experience and give freedom to electric drivers.”

Maurice van Riek, EVBox CTO, said: “We are excited to partner with Fastned in jointly installing one of the first 400kW charging stations in Europe as part of our Early Adopter Program. 

“The 400 kW variant is the next evolution stage of our flexible and scalable Troniq Modular fast-charging stations family. Together, we are leading the way to making high-power charging available, and electric mobility even more accessible.”

Earlier today, Fastned announced it had raised almost €11 million to finance further expansion. In addition, investors have extended €2.3 million worth of investments from earlier issues. This brings the total issued amount in this round to over €13 million. All newly issued bonds will mature in June 2027. 

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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