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 Finland.
“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 Norway.
“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.chargedrive.com
Map of the locations of the new seven units: http://mediabank.fortum.com:80/public/8c56a947e18C.aspx
Jan Haugen Ihle, Country Manager for Fortum Charge & Drive Norway, tel. +47 907 45 215
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