Kempower’s unique charging technology enables exceptional user experience at Greenstation’s first Norwegian charging hub
Norway has long held a leading role in the global electric vehicle (EV) market. The country has the highest market penetration per capita and the largest plug-in segment market share of new electric car sales globally, with 86.2% of new registrations being zero-emission last year. Furthermore, 22% of all passenger cars on Norwegian roads were plug-in EVs in 2021. The Norwegian government continues to set ambitious targets, including that all new personal vehicles sold by 2025 should be zero-emission. It also aims for 50% of the heavy-duty vehicles on the country’s roads to be zero-emission by 2030.
The Greenstation charging hub has been designed to cater specifically for the increasing number of Norwegian EV drivers. The Kempower S- and C-Series charging system with six charging satellites provides up to 150 kW of charging power, with dynamic power distribution depending on the car’s charging curve, state of charge, battery temperature and maximum charging power.
Greenstation and Kempower have designed the charging station with EV drivers firmly in mind. Together, the two companies have taken the charging experience to a whole new level by utilizing Kempower’s ChargEye technology. When drivers arrive at the charging station, they can easily find their charger as their vehicle’s license plate number is displayed on a large info screen next to the charger. They can then plug in their EV and start charging immediately without inputting any tags or accessing any apps for identification. The Kempower charger and info screen are connected and synchronized through the Kempower ChargEye platform, allowing customers to see charging information displayed on the info screen. Other useful information can also be displayed on the info screen, such as the various cost options for charging. When charging is complete, the info screen guides the customer through payment.
Drivers using the Greenstation can pay via card payment, which is different to other charging facilities in the country, which typically require payment through an app or radio-frequency identification tag. Greenstation also uses a dynamic pricing model, with drivers paying extra to charge more quickly or less if they aren’t in an immediate rush. The facility does offer an app that drivers can download to pay for charging, plus find out how many charging stations are available. If all the chargers are in use, the app provides an estimated waiting time, reducing the likelihood of queues forming at the hub.
Commenting on the official opening of Greenstation, Kempower’s CEO Tomi Ristimäki said:
“Greenstation sets the new standard for EV charging facilities by delivering truly advanced services to drivers. As a company of EV enthusiasts, we’re delighted to be part of this next-level offering and see our Kempower S and C-Series charging satellite systems provide dynamic rapid charging capabilities to users. We’ve utilized the Kempower ChargEye platform to meet and exceed Greenstation’s goals for exceptional customer experience and hope that the unique solution will be well received by EV drivers.”
Leanne Drøyer, Head of Greenstation, added:
“Our Straume charging station is open to everyone. We give EV drivers a user-friendly and predictable charging experience regardless of their experience and knowledge by offering up to 150 kW charging power per satellite with a simple price model and easy payment options.”
Greenstation plans to have 10 operational charging stations in Norway by the end of 2022, with that number doubling by the end of 2023. The company also intends to install its charging hubs globally, with plans for 1000 international locations by 2030.
Paula Savonen, Communications Director, Kempower, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 400 343 851