Kempower supplies chargers to Elmacken - an electric charging hub in Sweden

Haris Dzafic is an entrepreneur who has identified the availability of charging points as one potential barrier to the nationwide rollout of EVs in Sweden. He decided 18 months ago to operate his own charging station. Inspired by the videos of Bjørn Nyland, he decided to launch his own charging point called “Elmacken”. To increase the customer friendliness, Elmacken does not require any sort of customer registration, but instead allows for an open payment system and even accepts the widespread mobile payment system Swish.

The Swedish electric revolution is here. During July 2021 to June 2022, about 78,000 new electric cars have been registered, a 91% increase year-on-year. This trend is set to continue over the coming years, transitioning the country’s mobility sector to net-zero. A decisive factor for the success of Sweden’s growing EV sector is charging infrastructure.

Most Swedes live in urban areas, which only cover small fraction of the country’s area. The highest concentration of inhabitants can be found in the central and southern half of the country. Therefore, charging opportunities need to be provided throughout the country, offering highly accessible possibilities to charge their EVs fast and affordably.

Haris Dzafic is an entrepreneur who has identified the availability of charging points as one potential barrier to the nationwide rollout of EVs in the country. With more than 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, he understands the challenges EV drivers face.

Therefore, he decided 18 months ago to operate his own charging station close to the intersection of roads 26 and 27, which is a popular route for those travelling between Västra Götaland and the central Småland region, but also, for example, Jönköping-Halmstad. Inspired by the videos of Bjørn Nyland, he decided to launch his own charging point called “Elmacken”. Macken colloquially describes it as a service station, making Elmacken the electric equivalent.

Equipped with eight charging satellites, the Kempower S- and C-Series charging systems provide up to 150 kW of charging power. Swedish EV drivers profit from a dynamic power distribution depending on the car’s charging curve, state of charge and battery temperature. To increase the customer friendliness, Elmacken does not require any sort of customer registration, but instead allows for an open payment system and even accepts the widespread mobile payment system Swish.

Haris Dzafic, CEO at Elmacken, commented: “I’ve been following Kempower’s progress for the last few years and I’m impressed by the focus on the charging experience. The charging systems have a very nice design and are neat, same goes for the cables. As a Kempower customer, you really sense their deep understanding of the market and the needs of EV drivers. Kempower makes charging an EV easy and fun, especially for the broader target audience.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kempower, media:

Paula Savonen, Director, Communications
paula.savonen@kempower.com
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About 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 a majority 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 Kemppi Group’s 70 years’ experience in perfecting DC power supplies, we set the bar high in engineering and user-experience design. Kempower is listed in the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland. www.kempower.com

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