EV Driver signs deal with Fortum Charge & Drive

EV Driver signs deal with Fortum Charge & Drive


EV Driver has signed an agreement with Fortum Charge & Drive, which will enable the EV charging network to expand its reach by using the Nordic firm’s cloud solution.

EV Driver’s existing network EV points will be operated via Fortum’s Charge & Drive cloud system, and the system will be used in new, yet to be insatlled chargers too. Based in East Anglia, there are currently seven charging points installed at East of England Co-op sites, with plans for more units confirmed.

EV Driver’s Linda Grave commented: “We selected the Fortum Charge & Drive system because Fortum has a wealth of experience and their system supports our business model, promoting the EV Driver brand as a highly professional and forward thinking company that both owns our own network of charging stations as well as operating charging stations for other companies across East Anglia.

“The synergy between the two companies was obvious from the outset, and we are delighted to be working with Fortum to create a robust and reliable network throughout the UK that connects our drivers with the extensive Fortum network.”

Fortum Charge & Drive’s Rami Syväri said: “We are very enthusiastic about the cooperation with EV Driver and totally support their focused offering for the East Anglian region. We have seen in Norway that the successful operation of an extensive network of 1,300 charging stations requires fast response times, which means expert, local repairs and maintenance teams on hand to service our charging stations.

“With this in mind, we are looking forward to working with EV Driver; they will provide the reliable and responsive service that is needed from an operator, and we will provide our cloud solution, which enables remote monitoring and upgrades, and provides easy methods of payment at the charging stations.”

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