MADRID, 16 Ene. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The ultra-fast charging infrastructure company for electric vehicles Fastned has signed a contract for the construction and deployment of its first charging station in Spain, as reported this Tuesday by the company, founded in Amsterdam in 2012.
Specifically, the yellow canopies that characterize the stations of this company will arrive for the first time in Spain in Casarrubuelos, a Madrid municipality located on the A42 highway that connects Madrid with Toledo.
The station has eight chargers, with a power of up to 400 kilowatts (kW) each, where drivers of electric vehicles will be able to charge their batteries. In addition to this location, Fastned has six other stations planned in Spain.
Spain is the ninth country in which Fastned is present and its arrival in the country will contribute to the company's goal of deploying 1,000 stations throughout Europe.
The company, which currently has 300 stations, has highlighted that Spain is a new strategic market, both in terms of kilometers of highway and car density per capita.
"Entering the Spanish market is a milestone for Fastned. Spain still has a long way to go in terms of electric mobility. At the same time, 2023 has been a good year for the adoption of electric vehicles in Spain: in 2023 a 70% more than the previous year," stressed Michiel Langezaal, CEO of Fastned.
For the Dutch company, the forecast of seven service stations distributed throughout Spain is the first step in its growth plan in the country, and its objective is to bring its stations to the main highways and Spanish cities in the coming years.
The company also reported its results for the fourth quarter of 2023 this Tuesday. According to its accounts, Fastned supplied 32 gigawatts per hour (GWh) of renewable energy during the last quarter of last year, 79% more compared to a year ago. before and more than half of what was supplied in all of 2022.
Fastned's gross profit reached 14.2 million euros, which is 77% more than the same period in 2022.
Load revenue increased by 44% in the fourth quarter of 2023, to 19.2 million euros, an increase lower than that of energy sold, since prices were higher last winter due to the energy crisis at that time.
In the last quarter of 2023, Fastned opened 19 new stations, including the first in Denmark.