Fastned is establishing a rapid charging network across the UK, with ultra-rapid units being rolled out as part of the firm’s expansion.
Access is via smartphone app or RFID card, and Fastned’s Autocharge system is able to automatically recognise the car – once registered – and start the charging process without any other input.
Fastned network costs
Membership cost: None
Cost per charge:Free for initial introductory period.
39p per kWh once introductory period ends.
No connection or subscription fees
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from an Fastned charge point, head to Zap-Map’s Public Charging Calculator. This allows you to select any new or used plug-in vehicle, and tailor elements – such as electricity cost and charge required – for personalised results.
Fastned network access
Access to the Fastned network is made via Fastned’s app, or an RFID card from another provider such as NewMotion. Users register either, and payment is taken from the linked bank account after the charge. Fastned also operates Autocharge, which requires users to register an account, but then automatically recognises cars connected on CCS, and starts the charging process.
Finding Fastned points on Zap-Map
All Fastned points can be found on Zap-Map by using the network filter. This can be used on the desktop and mobile apps, and displays only those points operated by Fastned.
Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.
Accessing points on other networks
Since Fastned was established in the Netherlands – where is cross-network compatibility is the norm – points can be accessed by users registered to certain other networks, typically those also involved in the Dutch market. The network currently has no other tie-ins, and the Fastned app won’t allow access to other networks in the UK.
Fastned is an open, pan-European network of rapid charging hubs. Founded seven years ago with the aim of giving freedom to EV drivers, it is Fastned’s aim that drivers should always be able to charge as fast as possible and with 100% renewable energy.
There are currently more than 5 Fastned points on Zap-Map, with over 15 connectors available for network customers.