Finland's largest high power charging hub for electric cars will be opened at Kuopio Juustoportti - 18 chargers enable smooth travel

The electrification of traffic requires significant investments in charging infrastructure for the future. The opening of the largest high power charging (HPC) hub in Finland will be celebrated at Kuopio Juustoportti traffic station on the 19th of November 2021. Recharge and Tesla have together built the HPC charging hub, where up to 18 EVs can be charged at the same time – enabling smooth travel even in the busiest hours.

On Friday the 19th of November, the City of Kuopio, Recharge, Tesla, Finnish EV Drivers’ Association, Kempower and representatives of 13 EV brands will celebrate the opening of Juustoportti’s HPC charging field in Kuopio.

Kempower has supplied the S-Series dynamic charging system to Recharge, representing part of the new HPC chargers at the Juustoportti Kuopio site. “It is great to be involved in building an extensive and reliable fast charging network in Finland. In the future, fast charging hubs will focus on locations where EV drivers can use different services while charging.  The Juustoportti HPC charging field in Kuopio is an excellent example of this development”, said Kempower’s CEO Tomi Ristimäki.

“We are glad to be able to partner with two great Finnish companies to provide easily accessible, fast and smooth charging experience to a rapidly growing EV community in Finland. Both in terms of location amenities and scalable high quality charging solutions. Multi-connector roadside charging hubs are needed to instil confidence that fast charging experience is possible during peak traffic times as well” says Sami Saarilahti, head of Recharge Finland.

The constantly evolving high-power chargers, charging up to a hundred kilometres of range in just 5 minutes, are an important factor enabling smooth travel for EV drivers. For service providers, fast charging hubs are one of the key attractions that add value to customers. After opening the new HPC charging field, Kuopio Juustoportti will significantly help EV drivers traveling in Eastern Finland and at the same time provide them with a wide range of services.

The city of Kuopio, Recharge, Tesla, Finnish EV Drivers’ Association and representatives of 13 different EV brands attend the opening of the Juustoportti HPC charging field. EV brands joining the event include Tesla, Polestar, Autotalo Laakkonen (BMW, Opel, Mini, Mazda), Autotalo Hartikainen (MB, Peugeot, Hyundai, Citroen), K-Auto (Audi, VW), Väänänen Auto (Nissan) and Autoliike Miettinen (Skoda).

For more information, please contact:

Sami Saarilahti, Country manager, Recharge Finland. + 358 40 757 2880 sami.saarilahti@rechargeinfra.com

Kirsi Immonen, Chair, EV Driver’s association, Finland:  +358 40 1750589, kirsi@sahkoautoilijat.fi

Kempower media relations:

Paula Savonen, Director, Communications, Kempower: +358 400 343 851, paula.savonen@kempower.com

Recharge

Recharge is a pioneer in the eMobility industry, operating a public EV charging network under the brand of Fortum Charge & Drive since 2011. Recharge is a leading charge point operator in the Nordics, operating more than 3600 charge points in Finland, Sweden and Norway, including a large proportion of fast and ultra-fast charge points. The Nordic countries are among the most advanced and fastest growing EV markets globally, and Recharge supports the transition to an all-electric car fleet by offering easy-to-use and reliable EV charging services at attractive locations. Recharge is owned by Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Plc and Fortum, the clean-energy company. www.rechargeinfra.com

Juustoportti

Juustoportti Ltd. is a Finnish family-owned company. Thanks to value-driven ownership, we have been able to cherish responsibility and friendliness for decades. We are constantly working to take good care of the well-being of humans, animals, and the environment. We have been rewarded as a distinguished employer and we are the largest regional youth employer. Over the past +50 years, Juustoportti has grown from a small dairy farm into a thriving, innovative business that produces and markets a great deal of several times awarded quality products – from dairy processing and cheese craftmanship to gluten-free oat products and more.

Kempower

Kempower designs and manufactures DC fast charging solutions for electric vehicles and machines. We’re a team of electric vehicle enthusiasts with a deep understanding of the charging market and a hands-on mentality. Our product development and production are rooted in Finland, with over 90% of our materials and components sourced locally. We focus on all areas of transportation, from personal cars and commercial vehicles to mining equipment, boats and motorsports. With 70 years of experience in perfecting power sources, we set the bar in engineering and user-experience design.  www.kempower.com