A plug-in hybrid is a car that can drive on both petrol and electricity. Plug-in hybrid cars cannot charge at our stations since the battery does not support fast charging. The only exception is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 de.
Fastned supports three fast charging standards suitable for fully electric vehicles. Our AC- connectors can deliver a maximum power of 43 kW. However, a plug-in vehicle will not request this; it is the vehicle that determines the charging speed. In most cases, slow charging will also not work.
Fastned is building a network of fast charging stations for the electric vehicles of tomorrow. The need for fast chargers will increase strongly over the next few years as batteries of electric vehicles become larger. Our stations are located directly along the highway and these are the places were drivers want to charge as quickly as possible. Our stations are not designed for slow charging. We will therefore not be investing in facilities for slow charging and are looking to the future. Luckily, there are plenty of other places where plug-ins can charge.
Examples of popular plug-ins that cannot charge at Fastned:
- Audi A3 e-tron
- Opel Ampera
- Volkswagen Golf GTE
- Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid