17 Apr 19

UK's first 350kW EV charging station opens

EV charging specialist Fastned has opened the UK’s first 350kW rapid charging station. The site is in Sunderland, close to the Nissan Leaf factory, and will be followed by five further Fastned fast-charging stations in the north east of England.

Fastned already has over 90 charging stations in the Netherlands, German and the UK, and is expanding its network into Belgium, France and Switzerland.

The sites are powered by renewable electricity and are accessible to all full electric vehicles.

The new charging station in Sunderland has four 50kW chargers and two 175kW chargers, which are enabled for 350kW charging when cars can accept the higher speed.

Photo credit: @Fastned

Authored by: Jonathan Manning