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Co-financed by the European Union’s CONNECTING EUROPE FACILITY (CEF), fast-E is the currently largest EV infrastructure deployment project funded by the European Commission.

A total number of 307 multi-standard-fast chargers in four Countries, covering more than 20,000 km of major roads in Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia, will provide a significant amount of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. Driving between Urban Areas, and even crossing borders with electric mobility will no longer be a theory. By the end of 2017, the fast-E network will be completed and be able to serve green energy to thousands of electric vehicles across Europe.

fast-E Timeline

  • June 2015: first installations in Germany
  • January 2016: first installations in Belgium
  • Summer 2016: start of installations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • End of 2016: 100 multi-standard fast chargers installed in Germany, network in Belgium completed with 37 installations
  • June 2016: completion of network with 307 multi-standard fast chargers in four Countries

About fast-E

The fast-E project will include 278 multi standard fast charge facilities along key corridors and intermodality hubs in Germany (241), Belgium (37) fully integrated with the additional 29 fast chargers submitted under the complimentary project fast-E (SK/CZ).

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Facts and Figures

  • 100 - 150 km drive range between charging
  • 20 - 30 minutes time of charging
  • 70 - 80 km of maximum distance between multi-standard fast charger locations
  • 8 out of the 9 TEN-T Core Network corridors are electrified
  • 10 partners with total investment of EUR 17,6M
  • Deployment to be completed before June 2017
  • Private investment initiative with 50% co-funding by EU

Strong Relations

fast-E is supported by a group of powerful players – energy companies, CPOs, OEMs, MSPs, government ministries, and regional authorities.

Charging Network Rollout

Our multi standard cross border network of fast chargers (CCS Combo2, CHAdeMO and AC) supports different types of EVs, and will enable long distance travel in Germany and Belgium with cross border connections to Slovakia and Czech Republic.

Reach Your Destination

The fast chargers network spreads out along highways, intermodal locations and retail locations, with maximum distance of 70 - 80 km between the different locations. It only takes about 20 min to "refill" 80% of your EV range (~ 100 km) which is the perfect time to drink a cup of coffee in one of our rest stops.

We Connect Europe

We collaborate with other projects around Europe such as GREAT, CEGC, UNIT-E, CORRI-DOOR, ESB, RCN and GREENING NEAR. These projects are also co-funded by TEN-T to create multi standard fast charging networks. Together we will electrify Europe!

About fast-E

Fast-E (DE/BE) aims at the creation of a minimum viable scale cross-border pilot network of multi-standard fast chargers in Germany and Belgium, seamlessly connected with other initiatives. The objective is to enable comprehensive studying of user behavior and technical and business considerations, ahead of a larger roll-out of charging infrastructure in Europe. A dedicated focus is given to study intermodality, based on the deployment of up to 30 intermodality hubs.

Driven by leading European utilities, car manufacturers, and public entities, the project connects, in both a geographical and technical sense, interoperably to other fast charging infrastructure projects. Besides the realization in Belgium and Germany, the cross-border traffic will also be enabled through the synchronisation with the other fast charging initiatives, most notably the sister-project under the complementary Action fast‑E (SK/CZ) (Cohesion Specific Call). Drawn together, the deployment pilots of the Joint Action will support different types of EVs by using multi-standard chargers and will enable long distance travel in Germany and Belgium with cross-border connections to Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Furthermore, it will also assess new locations and connections to Poland and Hungary and increase connectivity to other existing fast charging networks in the Netherlands, Denmark, and Austria, filling a gap in the fast charging network of Europe, and allowing the creation of a larger roll-out preparation plan.

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