- Kempower and Eleport boost EV charging infrastructure in the Baltics by building three new DC charging systems in the Latvian cities Dreilini, Bergi and Sigulda.
- The DC charging points offer power from the range of 50 to 200 kW.
- The project represents a significant step in Latvia’s EV transition by increasing DC charging availability in the country.
RIGA, LATVIA – Kempower has joined forces with Eleport, a leading European provider of EV charging services, to install three new DC fast charging systems in Dreilini, Bergi and Sigulda, Latvia. The sites, which are already open to the public, have boosted DC fast charging availability in Latvia by adding a total of 14 new DC charging points to the country’s EV charging infrastructure.
Latvia needs to dramatically reduce transportation emissions to achieve the European Union’s goal of climate neutrality by 2050. In 2017, Latvia’s transportation sector was responsible for the country’s second-largest share of final energy consumption (29%). Furthermore, 94% of these transportation-related emissions came from road transport.
To help reduce emissions from road transport, Kempower and Eleport have teamed up to increase EV fast charging availability in Latvia. The three new DC fast charging systems have significantly increased EV charging access in suburban regions, as each charging device is equipped with two plugs, adding a total of 14 new charging points in the area.
Kempower has provided fast chargers with different power ranges to best serve the diverse needs of all EV drivers in Dreilini, Bergi and Sigulda. The DC charging points offer power from 50 kW to ultra-fast 200 kW. The charging systems can be found at the Saga shopping center in Dreilini, the Sky supermarket in the Bergi neighborhood and the Sokolade shopping center in Sigulda.
Commenting on the project, Tomi Ristimäki, CEO of Kempower, said:
“Kempower’s vision is to create the world’s most desired EV chargers for everyone, everywhere. We have previously worked with Eleport in Estonia, and now I am proud to continue to work together to electrify transport also in Latvia. We’re excited to introduce a reliable, top-class EV charging experience for current and future Latvian EV drivers in our first project in the country.”
Kārlis Mendziņš, Manager of Eleport Latvia, added:
“Our mission is to ensure the most comfortable transition to electric transportation, which is why we want to introduce the most convenient, modern and innovative charging solutions for Latvian EV drivers. To achieve this, we’ve teamed up with Kempower, whose systems have already received positive feedback from our users in Estonia. At our new charging systems, EV drivers can count on a convenient charging process, fast payment procedures and enough charge to last all day.”Kārlis Mendziņš, Manager of Eleport Latvia
Paula Savonen, Vice President, Communications, Kempower
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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, with the 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.
“Eleport” is the most modern electric car charging network in the Baltics and Poland with more than 150 charging stations. The equipment offered by “Eleport” for charging stations provides balancing of the charging capacity depending on the specific connection, thus ensuring against overloading of the power line. In order to continue the electrification of the transport sector, “Eleport” has signed a cooperation agreement with Europe’s leading transport platform Bolt, to build a charging network that will drive the electrification of ride-sharing services, and has secured investment from a Northern European green energy company Branch, to continue development in the markets of Central and Eastern Europe.