Fastned’s first fast-charging station in the UK has opened in Sunderland, boasting a charging capacity of up to 350kW.
In this round-up of new from the electric vehicle industry, Gemserv unveils proposals to increase EV uptake and new Fastned rapid charging hubs are to be installed in the North East of England.
Dutch fast electric vehicle charging provider Fastned has set its sights on the UK as one of four markets to be targeted following an €11 million (~£9.6 million) fund raising.
Newcastle University is to be home to what could be the UK’s first public 175kW electric vehicle chargers under a new project with Dutch charging firm Fastned, which has won a tender from the North East Combined Authority (NECA) and the university.
Pod Point has become one of the first to launch a 150kW ready rapid charger in anticipation of a new wave of electric vehicles to have larger batteries and a need for faster charging, while dutch company Fastned has gone further with a 350kW charger.