Fastned wants to build nine HPC parks in France

24 november 2020

Fastned has received the first order from France. The highway operator Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône (APRR) has commissioned the Dutch company to build and operate nine charging parks. The French Ministry of Transport must still approve the contract.

Due to the pending approval, the details are still provisional, but the listed fast-charging company has already announced them regardless. Once the expected permission has been granted, the construction of the charging stations is to begin next year, according to Fastned. After that, the company will be allowed to operate the stations for 14 years.

The sites are to be built along the highway connection from Paris to Lyon and from Dijon towards Switzerland. The sites will be larger than most of the charging parks that Fastned currently operates in Germany. Each charging park in France will be able to charge up to 16 vehicles at the same time – presumably with eight fast-charging columns with two charging points each. This would make each charging park in France twice as large as the largest Fastned site in Germany to date, the “Seed & Greet” rapid charging park at Hilden currently has four charging points – but with an option for seven more.