Fastned releases major app update


Author: Mankirat Kaur

Fastned, the European fast charging company, released an update to the Fastned app. It now has a new map where users anywhere in Europe can now discover a charging spot near them among 400 thousand chargers of various operators across 150 thousand sites.

The user-friendly Fastned app now covers 50 countries and helps drivers locate high-quality public charging locations. EV drivers’ charging needs vary: at times, they will need on-the-way fast charging, while sometimes, the best solution may be slow destination charging.

The Fastned app now shows both fast and slow charging locations from various operators on its map, making electric driving even more effortless. This new app update follows an “e-inclusive” approach to charging infrastructure, which means that all charging points are visible irrespective of the operator. It is another way Fastned supports its mission to accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility.

“The update for the Fastned app came from the users, the community of EV drivers”, said Robin Wouters, Director Product & Engineering at Fastned.

“Our customers shared how overwhelmed they can be with several different apps on their phones. We want to make charging as simple as possible, so after first adding Apple Carplay and Android Auto support, now opening up our app to include chargers of other operators was the next important step for delivering on our promise”, continued Wouters.

“We want to make EV drivers’ lives much easier by combining all information in one easy-to-use app. We also put a lot of effort into prioritising quality instead of overwhelming quantity. The deeper a user zooms in on the map, the more options are shown, while at a higher level, only the fastest chargers on the biggest sites are visible, not to overwhelm users with too many options.”