Fastned is opening its 100th and 101st fast charging stations in Europe, both in the Netherlands.

"This is good news for electric drivers and a great milestone for Fastned," said Fastned CEO, Michael Langezaal.

"In 2013 we opened our first fast charging stations along the Dutch highway. Six years later we have built more than 100 stations in the Netherlands, Germany and the UK at high traffic locations along highways and within cities.

"The development of locations in Belgium and Switzerland is also well underway. With this fast charging network, Fastned is now one of the largest players in Europe."

Fastned was founded in 2012 by Michiel Langezaal and Bart Lubbers after the company acquired concessions via a public allocation procedure organised by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) for the realisation of a large number of fast charging stations along Dutch highways.

Fastned is building a European network with the aim of a thousand fast charging stations where all fully electric vehicles can charge fast with 100% sustainable electricity.

Fastned stations are located at high traffic locations along highways and in cities, where electric cars charge in an average of around 20 minutes.