Fasted, the European express freight company, has created an e-mobility consortium with eight parties that have submitted a growth plan to the National Growth Fund. The goal is to make a joint effort to expand and innovate in order to accelerate the transition to electric mobility. In addition to Fastned, ABB, Alfen, ElaadNL, Lightyear, NKL, Rocsys, Eindhoven University of Technology and VDL are part of the consortium. This group can be expanded with other partners. The consortium is also supported by Ebusco, Evofenedex, Natuur & Milieu, NXP and Port of Rotterdam.
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Accelerate the transition to electric mobility
The E-Mobile Consortium’s growth plan aims to accelerate the transition to electric mobility. By 2025, Dutch cities should be zero-emissions in terms of logistics. From 2030, only zero-emission cars may be sold and by 2050 all transportation should be zero-emission. This applies to both passenger transport and heavy vehicles. In order to achieve this, major steps must be taken to realize the ambition of the Dutch government. Electric transport must become smarter, more efficient and more autonomous and charging infrastructure must be ready to facilitate the rapid growth in the number of electric vehicles and thus the rapidly increasing demand for charging capacity.
The eMobility Consortium’s goals are aligned with Fastned’s mission to accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility by giving electric drivers freedom.
The Dutch eMobility segment is currently in a leading position in Europe with strong export opportunities. In addition, many jobs are being created in this very fast-growing sector. Stimulating electric mobility and innovations in the field and creating freight infrastructure for both passenger transport and logistics is essential to achieving climate ambitions and ensuring that the Netherlands remains a leader in e-mobility. The consortium will soon hear if the growth plan has been selected to be further developed into an eventual implementation of the National Growth Fund.
Michel Langsall, CEO of Fastned:
It would be great if the growth fund could support the union’s plans, thus accelerating the transition to electric driving and strengthening the leading position of the Dutch eMobility sector. Transition acceleration is in line with the Fastned mission, so we are pleased to be playing a leading role in this.”
Fastned has been developing the fast-charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Europe since 2012. Fastned’s mission is to accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility by giving electric drivers the freedom. The company is headquartered in Amsterdam and has already built 139 fast charging stations in the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Switzerland. The company specializes in developing and operating a rapid charging infrastructure where electric drivers can charge a range of up to 300 km in 15 minutes and then quickly follow their own path. Fastned has more than 70 employees spread over 6 countries (Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium, France and Switzerland) and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam (AMS tape: FAST).
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