Fortum Charge & Drive acquires EV Power's 10 charging stations in Trøndelag, Norway. Through the deal the Charge & Drive network will expand with new fast chargers. Some of the chargers included in the transaction will be replaced with new models. Where possible, Fortum will extend the existing charging locations to include two fast-chargers and one semi-fast charging station with twin outlets. Fortum Charger & Drive will also establish several new charging stations in Trøndelag. Fortum's target is that all EV-models should be able to utilise all charging stations.
"We are happy that we now establish a real foothold in Trøndelag. We are looking forward to continue the great work done by EV Power and are determined to offer an even better service to the customers", says Jan Haugen Ihle from Fortum Charge & Drive.
The pricing model of the acquired chargers will be changed to price per minute. "Fortum sees that price per minute is best for the customers, as it leads to shorter waiting times", says Haugen.
For more information:
Jan Haugen Ihle, Country Manager for Fortum Charge & Drive Norway, tel. +47 907 45 215
Stian Mathisen, Communication Specialist, Fortum Norway, tel. +47 932 49 862
About Fortum Charge & Drive
The Charge & Drive network is operating in Norway, Sweden and Finland. The network in the Nordic countries consist of about 500 connected smart chargers. Some 200 stations are fast chargers.
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