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Finland’s K Group Signs Car Charging Deal

Finnish retailer K Group has signed a deal with electric car charge provider Ionity, which will see the group roll out charging points at strategic locations around the country.

The high-power charging (HPC) stations will be located at K Group store sites on key motorways running from Helsinki towards Turku, Tampere and Lahti, the group said.

The charging capacity of up to 350 kW, which means an electric car can travel up to 300 kilometres on a full-power 15-minute charge.

New Age Of Mobility

“K Group wants to bring the new age of mobility to everyone in Finland,” commented K Group’s Johan Friman.

“Charging points situated at our store locations will blend seamlessly into the everyday lives of our customers. We are thrilled to launch this cooperation with Ionity, as it will enable us to provide fast and efficient electric car charging on Finland’s busiest motorways, where people tend to drive for long distances.”

Ionity is a joint venture by Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler and Ford, and aims to build a network of powerful electric car charging stations along major routes across Europe.

© 2018 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Stephen Wynne-Jones. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: European Supermarket Magazine.

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