The app now has a new map that not only shows Fastned fast charging stations but also charging locations of other charging networks. Users anywhere in Europe can now discover a charging spot near them among 400,000 chargers of various operators across 150,000 sites. Indeed, the user-friendly Fastned app now covers 50 countries.

As Fastned points out, 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.

“The update for the Fastned app wasn't born in a boardroom; it came from the users, our incredible community of EV drivers,” said Robin Wouters, director of product and 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. We want to make EV drivers’ lives much easier by combining all information in one easy-to-use app.”

Wouters went on to say that the company 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,” he said.

Fastned invites electric vehicle drivers in Europe to download the updated app, available on Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and experience the convenience of a unified, inclusive charging network.