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S Group Opens 100th ABC Charging Point

Finnish retailing cooperative organisation S Group and its nationwide electric car charging network ABC opened its 100th charging station Jyväskylä's Solo Sokos Hotel Paviljonk this month.

In addition, nearly 100 ABC charging stations are under construction in various stages, which means that the expansion of the network continues at a rapid pace, with new openings occurring weekly.

S Group Charging Network

The construction of the S Group charging network began in the spring of last year.

By the end of 2022, electric car drivers will have driven an estimated 15,000,000 kilometres with fully renewable, wind-powered ABC charging electricity.

The 100 stations of the ABC charging network have a total of 656 charging points for electric cars, where customers can charge the car with either basic or high-power charging.

"Last year we opened a total of 50 ABC charging stations, focusing on the capital region and western Finland. The 50 stations opened this year have expanded the network to also cover Southeastern and Eastern Finland. In addition, there are almost 100 stations under construction," said Olli Tervonen from SOK, who is responsible for the ABC network.

Varied Network

In addition to the Prisma, S-market, Sale, and Alepa stores, the ABC charging network also connects ABC stations and Sokos Hotels.

"Our charging customers clearly appreciate the charging station connected to Ruokauppa. We build a charging network where our customers move and spend time, i.e. in connection with comprehensive services. ABC transport stores ensure the continuation of the journey with their versatile offer, and the chargers in the hotels make travelling especially easy for electric car drivers on vacation and business trips," added Tervonen.

Earlier this summer, new stations have been opened along busy summer routes to a number of holiday destinations, including ABC Juva, Kuortti and Mikkeli Pitkäjärvi, Prisma Pieksämäki and Savonlinna, Prisma Liisanlehto Vaasa, S-market Kuhmo and Vuokatti, and Original Sokos Hotel Valjus Kajaani.

© 2022 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Conor Farrelly. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: European Supermarket Magazine.

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