Finnish specialist Kempower will deliver its rapid EV charging technology to ASKO, Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler. In fact, 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.
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.
ASKO to benefit from Kempower EV charging technology
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”, declared Erik Kanerva, Kempower’s Sales Director, North Europe. “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”.