Fastned, the charging company which is building a European network of fast charging stations, has been granted permits to 13 motorway locations in Belgium. These locations are part of a partnership with the Agentschap Wegen & Verkeer (AWV) to provide highway parkings in Flanders, Belgium with fast charging stations. At these stations electric cars will be able to charge up to 350 kW with 100% renewable electricity.
The stations will be built on existing parking areas directly along the major highways in Flanders in the provinces of Limburg, Vlaams-Brabant and Antwerp. The highway parking areas fall under the authority of the Agentschap Wegen & Verkeer (AWV). AWV is the Flemish road agency, responsible for the management and maintenance of the road network in Flanders.
The permission that AWV has granted for the locations is valid for 15 years and the result of a public request from AWV in collaboration with BENEFIC, an initiative of the Connecting Europe Facility.
Fastned currently has 114 stations operational in the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom. All Fastned stations are open 24/7 and suitable for all electric cars. Charging and paying is possible via the Fastned app or by swiping a charge card in front of the charger. EV drivers can fast charge with almost any charge card, fuel card and / or credit card at Fastned.