Kempower North America’s First Produced EV Charger Order Ships to Canada
- Where crude oil reigns, Kempower’s carbon neutral DC rapid chargers are in high demand.
- As the world explores transitioning from fossil fuels, Kempower’s clean energy DC- chargers gain attention worldwide as a key part of the green climate solution.
Durham, NC – (Friday, December 15, 2023) In the heart of the largest known reservoir of crude bitumen in the world, Kempower’s direct current fast charging EV charging Satellites are being requested at record pace; with the company’s first product shipment in North America, deployed Thursday, December 14, 2023 from its new North Carolina site.
The world is taking notice, and in many places, decisions are being quickly and aggressively made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We are thrilled to provide an EV electrification solution that if adopted worldwide will be key to saving this planet for future generations.
In-step with worldwide climate talks, and within hours of the release of the COP28 draft; Kempower North America shipped its first carbon neutral, ETL certified, EV chargers made in the US to the heart of the Athabasca oil sands in Alberta, Canada.
“Even in an area that’s home to the fourth-largest oil reserves in the world; it’s clear that green transportation, particularly an infrastructure of DC-FC EV charging satellites, will no longer be optional,” said Business Development Manager Pascal Flambard, who spent months negotiating the first sale and shipment of the (pictured) EV charging solution to Kempower’s first Canadian partners ChargeStop and EVLution, consisting of a 600kW Kempower Power Unit and Kempower Charging Satellites.
“Alberta is the oil capital of Canada, but electrification is mandatory to sustain our future, and the future has already arrived,” added Flambard.
Just this year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed federal emission standards recommending that 67 percent of future light-duty and 25 percent of heavy-duty vehicles sold are electric by 2032.
Meeting those standards, Director of Operations & Business Development at Kempower North America, Marcus Suvanto says are dependent on infrastructure that will need a technological difference that makes Kempower’s DC charging technology a top choice for a myriad of fleet owners and operators, retailers, charging station developers, harbor facility operators, environmental planners and beyond.
“The key differentiator of Kempower solutions, is the dynamically shared power, which is controlled and optimized through our own Software called ChargeEye,” said Suvanto. “This one headed to Alberta can provide power to 6 Kempower Satellites; each one having the potential to dynamically dispense up to 300KW per port, guaranteed for around a decade.”
Kempower is in discussions with municipal designers across major metropolitans including but not limited to Alberta, Ontario, New York, Raleigh, Chicago, San Francisco and beyond to provide the revolutionary DC-FC EV charging systems to millions of diverse operators who need both low and high voltage; overnight, destination and on-the-move megawatt charging options.
“In Finland we’d say we’re ‘innoissaan!”
Every technician, engineer, sales rep, production employee, planner, safety, IT and operations lead, can barely contain themselves, as every day, since we opened the doors, we’ve been working towards this moment of completion and now gratitude.Timo Eronen, Operations Manager, Kempower North America
Kempower is revolutionizing the Electric Vehicle charging industry as it expands offerings of its diverse, DC-FC EV charging program, beyond the boundaries of the Nordics, and we’d love to partner with the world in the ongoing efforts towards ‘Powering Planet Cool’.
- Trucks, buses, and coaches are currently responsible for around 25% of CO2 emissions from road transport in the EU and approximately 6% of the region’s total emissions.
- In the US, medium and heavy-duty trucks account for about 29% of road transport’s total emissions – and approximately 7% of the country’s total – despite being less than 5% of the total vehicles on the road.
- Emissions are continuing to rise, primarily due to the growing amount of freight traffic on roads.
- According to the report made by Finnish industrial recycling company Kuusakoski Oy, the recyclability rate of our Kempower Movable Chargers (taking metals, precious metals, cars, batteries, tires, electric equipment, plastics, construction waste, energy waste and wood into account) charger is currently at total of 99.61%.
- We aim for 99% end-of-lifetime recyclability rate in all our product groups.
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Miracle King-Wilson, Communications Manager, North America
Kempower in brief:
We design and manufacture reliable and user-friendly DC fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles. Our vision is to create the world’s most desired EV charging solutions for everyone, everywhere. Our product development and production are based in Finland and the USA, with a majority of our materials and components sourced locally. We focus on all areas of e-mobility, from electric cars, trucks, and buses to machines and marine. Our modular and scalable charging system and world-class software are designed by EV drivers for EV drivers, enabling the best user experience for our customers around the world. Kempower is listed in the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland. www.kempower.com