Fastned has opened its first fast charging station in Amsterdam on the Foodstrip at the Holendrecht A2/A9 junction, capable of charging hundreds of electric cars per day.

The scalable design allows more fast chargers to be added in future

"I am very happy with this new station in Amsterdam, a city leading the way with electric mobility and has the ambition to have only electric cars in the city from 2030 onwards," said Fastned CEO, Michael Langezaal.

"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." 

For the location, Fastned partnered with real estate developer Caransa Group.

"The fast charging station with energy from sun and wind contributes to our sustainability strategy and is an extra service for our visitors who drive electric," said Caransa's Mark Tervoort.

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 EC and through the DKTI-Transport regulation of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.