FORTUM CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE 20 October 2015
Fortum and Renault continue their co-operation within electric vehicle (EV)
charging infrastructure in the Nordic countries. During October and November,
the Fortum Charge & Drive network will be expanded with seven new charging
units in northern Lapland in Finland.
The new charging units consist of 22 kW semi-fast chargers, which are placed in
relevant locations considering tourism flow between the two countries. Through
the new charging units, Renault will provide its customers with an extensive
charging network that enables a convenient drive with EV’s from Norway to
“We are happy to expand our charging network together with Fortum Charge &
Drive to also cover northern Finland. We expect that many of our customers want
to drive with EV’s from Norway to Finland, and through this expansion in the
charging network, we can offer a convenient and safe journey,” says Anders
Gadsbøll, Managing Director, Renault Norway.
Fortum and Renault began their co-operation in the end of 2014. Today the
co-operation encompasses a total of 160 charging units, most of them located in
“I am glad that we can expand our co-operation with Renault to also cover
northern Finland. We want to be an enabler on the market and provide increased
mobility to users of electric vehicles. We are dedicated to delivering the best
possible customer experience,” says Jan Haugen Ihle, Country Manager for Fortum
Charge & Drive in Norway.
The Fortum Charge & Drive network is operating in Norway, Sweden and Finland.
The network in the Nordic countries consists of over 200 quick chargers and
over 250 semi-fast and normal chargers. The locations can be found at
Map of the locations of the new seven units:
Jan Haugen Ihle, Country Manager for Fortum Charge & Drive Norway, tel. +47 907
Fortum Charge & Drive
Fortum Charge & Drive is a complete, cloud-based business system for all the
processes needed to operate charging stations for electric vehicles. The
business system is based on an open and standardised architecture, which
enables us to cooperate with the best hardware suppliers on the market.
Fortum’s purpose is to create energy that improves life for present and future
generations. Fortum’s expertise is in CO2-free and efficient electricity and
heat production. The company also offers energy-related products and expert
services to private and industrial customers and energy producers. Fortum’s
main areas of operation are the Nordic and the Baltic countries, Russia and
Poland. In 2014, the annual sales (excluding the divested electricity
distribution business) totalled EUR 4.1 billion, and comparable operating
profit was EUR 1.1 billion. The company employs approximately 8,000 people.
Fortum’s share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.fortum.com