electric car battery charger:Fastned starts bond issue at 6% interest
After a successful bond issue end of last year, today Dutch charging company Fastned has started the issue of a new series of bonds. The proceeds of this issue will be used to fund expansion of its network of fast-charging stations in the Netherlands as well as surrounding countries. The bonds pay out 6% interest per year and has a maturity of five years. It offers investors the opportunity to invest in green infrastructure in the fast-growing market of electric mobility. Participation is possible from 1000 euro.
Fastned is building a European network of fast charging stations and currently has 63 stations operational. Volume (kWhs) and revenues have grown at a pace of c 10% month-on-month for two years now; significantly faster than the market. The experience gained in the Netherlands provides a good basis for European expansion.
Last month Fastned announced that it has acquired the first 14 locations in Germany. Fastned also signed an agreement with Transport for London (TfL) for the realisation of fast-charging stations in The Greater London Area. In March, the charging company saw its first stations (operational) break-even.
Michiel Langezaal, CEO Fastned: "Not a day passes by without news about the transition from fossil fueled cars to electric cars. Just last week, Volvo announced that they will stop development of new diesel engines, and Shell announced that they plan to start investments in charging infrastructure for electric cars. It is becoming more and more clear that the future is electric.”