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Kempower to provide DC fast-charging EV technology to ASKO, Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler 

  • Kempower will deliver its rapid EV charging technology to ASKO, Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler. 
  • ASKO intends to electrify its fleet of around 700 trucks by 2026, so it requires futureproof rapid EV charging technology at its 13 logistics depots. 
  • ASKO will choose the charging systems for each site from Kempower’s complete solution portfolio of EV charging hardware and software. 

NORWAY – Kempower has signed a framework agreement with ASKO to supply its fast EV charging technology for the wholesaler’s 13 logistics depots in Norway.  

ASKO is Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler and part of NorgesGruppen, a Norwegian grocery wholesaling group that also runs various retail outlets. Sustainability is a central component of the company’s business strategy, and it aims to have emission-free transport by 2026, including electrifying its fleet of approximately 700 trucks. 

Through the new framework agreement, ASKO will have access to Kempower’s full solution portfolio of Kempower Satellite charging systems, stand-alone Kempower Station Chargers, and the cloud-based charging management software Kempower ChargEye for Depots. Additionally, there is the potential to extend the partnership further in the future to include the provision of chargers for NorgesGruppen’s range of approximately 1800 Norwegian grocery stores. 

The two companies signed the comprehensive agreement after ASKO successfully tested Kempower charging system at one of its depots in Norway in 2022. To date, Kempower has delivered chargers to two sites and seven more are being installed this year. By the end of year, more than 80 Kempower fast charging plugs will be available at nine ASKO locations, covering the entire length of Norway, from Lillesand in the south of Norway to Tromsø in the north. 

“It’s fantastic to launch our partnership with ASKO, Norway’s largest food delivery logistics firm. Norway has long been recognized as a pioneer in encouraging drivers of personal vehicles to shift to EVs. The country is now making great headway in electrifying long-distance transportation and commercial fleets. Moreover, Norway is an ideal place to deploy the latest e-mobility solutions because it generates almost all its electricity using climate-friendly hydropower and features challenging topography”, said Erik Kanerva, Kempower’s Sales Director, North Europe. 

“At ASKO, we recognize that new technologies will improve our business in terms of performance and sustainability. The benefits of Kempower’s technology are vast”,

said ASKO NORGE AS’s Technical Manager Lars Erik Olsen. 

Kempower, media: 

Paula Savonen, VP, Communications 

+358 400 343 851 

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, 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. 

ASKO in brief 

ASKO is Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler and a part of NorgesGruppen. ASKO ensures effective distribution of products to the grocery, retail convenience goods and institutional catering sectors.