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London’s Transportation Sector Going Electric

The ECOreport looks into the first steps towards London’s Transportation Sector Going Electric

By Roy L Hales

A spokesperson from Fastned said negotiations have been going on for the past year and a half. This morning Transport for London (TfL) announced the Dutch EV fast charging company is one of the five successful bidders. The other charging companies are Bluepoint London, the Centrica Consortium, Chargemaster and Electricity Supply Board (ESB).  London’s first 75 charging points should be operational by the end of the year.  By 2020, there could be 300.  The first steps towards London’s transportation sector going electric have been taken.

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Fastned’s First German EV Fast Charging Stations

The ECOreport looks at a story from Germany’s Ev Build-out, Fastned’s First German EV Fast Charging Stations

By Roy L Hales

Germany is building out an EV fast charging infrastructure. Two months ago, the European Commission decided “Germany’s scheme to roll out a network of user-friendly infrastructure for charging electric vehicles across the country is in line with EU state aid rules.”  The government will invest €300 million (nearly $320 US) and two-thirds of this is designated to accelerate the development of a fast charging network. The buildout started long before any announcement of Government funding. 292 units were installed last year. Construction of the Dutch company Fastned’s first German EV fast charging stations is about to commence.

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Europe’s Largest EV Fast Charging Station Company Announced An Important Milestone

The ECOreport publishes news that Europe’s largest EV Charging Station Company announced an important milestone

By Roy L Hales

In the five years since Fastned incorporated, they have built 59 fast charging stations through-out the Netherlands. Investors funded this expansion. Now many of these stations are generating revenue. Last week Europe’s largest EV Fast Charging Station company announced an important milestone.

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Fastned Raised EUR 2.5 Million Over The Weekend

The ECOreport looks at a story form the Netherlands,  Fastned raised EUR 2.5 million over the weekend

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1Fastned’s original funding came from its founders and angel investors such as the Lubbers family (Breesaap) and Fred Matser (Flowfund). Last year, the Dutch fast charging station company needed three weeks to raise EUR 3 million selling share certificates on Nx’change. Now, Fastned raised EUR 2.5 million over the weekend.
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Europe’s First Urban Fast Charging Station

The ECoreport looks at story of the expanding EV infrastructure, Europe’s First Urban Fast Charging Station

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1Billions of euros are being invested into Europe’s EV market. Most of the industry’s best known vehicles are available. The race to build the infrastructure, that can help make them the vehicle of choice, lags behind. Ford Motors, Volkswagen Group, BMW Group and Daimler are entering into the race with joint plans to develop 400 sites by 2020. However Fastned has already built 55 stations through-out the Netherlands and, on December 1, announced the opening of Europe’s First Urban Fast Charging Station in the Hague.

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The Autowende Has Begun

Originally Published by Fastned

By Michiel Langezaal, co-founder and CEO of Fastned

In the next 60 months the automotive industry will see more change than in the last 60 years. European car manufacturers should commit to electric cars now or Europe will be in economic trouble. The Autowende has begun.

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Everybody may be driving EVs in 10-15 Years

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1People working in automotive development labs today see cars which will hit the road in a couple of years time and know their internal combustion counterparts cannot compete: they see the tipping point today. For most of us, it is still a future event. Today’s electric vehicles need to become more affordable. They need longer range and an infrastructure to support them. Fastned’s CEO, Michiel Langezaal, says everything will move quickly after these issues are addressed. Everybody may be driving EVs in 10-15 Years.

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The EV Tipping Point Is Almost Here

250 km a charge & 2 years of free fast charging

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMFastned CEO Michael Langezaal recently compared EVs to computers on wheels. Gas powered vehicles, on the other hand, have a single function: going forward.  The EVs superiority is so obvious that once they have  4-6% of the market and an infrastructure is in place, they will take over. Today’s announcement that Fastned is partnering with Nissan is a wake-up call. The EV tipping point is almost here.

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The EV Tipping Point Will Arrive Quickly

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1“The EV Tipping Point WIll Arrive Quickly” is an ECO Radio interview with Fastned CEO Michiel Langezaal about the expansion of his fast charging company in Europe and why the mass adoption Of EVs Is Inevitable ©2015 Roy L Hales. Interview conducted by Roy L Hales.

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Electric cars are booming in the Netherlands

Originally Published by Energy Post

By Karel Beckman

Of all cars sold in the first three quarters of 2014 in the Netherlands, 4.3% were electric or hybrid cars. In the last quarter of 2013, the number was even higher: 15%. The main reason for these very high EV sales in the Netherlands is fiscal measures, says Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, who published the figures.

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