Fingrid, Finland’s transmission system operator, have since August 2017 offered smart EV charging to their employees and visitors. The company recently ordered more charging points, as the ones installed last year have been in such an active use. By offering EV charging, Fingrid promotes a clean future by making sure the day-to-day life of their employees with EV's runs smoothly.
Providing EV charging to your employees is a great way of promoting a more sustainable lifestyle while staying relevant in our ever-developing world. With the booming amount of EV models coming out in the near future, more and more people will consider EV's, making charging infrastructure crucial for development. Fingrid has six charging points at the moment, providing both employees and visitors with smart EV charging. Their aspiration is that by providing charging points, they can encourage more employees to use BEV's and plug-in hybrids. For now, they only have two hybrids in the company and the owners of these are using the charging stations frequently.
We want to encourage more employees to get EV's by making EV charging easier on our premises.
– Timo Ristikankare, Real Estate Manager, Fingrid
As a forward-looking and innovative company of the energy industry, Fingrid found Virta to be a suitable partner. By using Virta’s Private service as a company, they can easily provide both employees and visitors with easy-to-use, convenient EV charging. The users can pay either with the Virta app, with a Virta RFID card or key chain, or through a one-time payment.
As a charging point owner, you can control who has access to your charging points and set a price for charging. By providing free EV charging to employees, you create an incentive for people to lead a more sustainable life, and make the every-day life of employees who drive EVs smoother.
The Virta Private service allows:
Management and monitoring of the charging devices remotely in the Admin Panel
Setting a price for charging and limiting the charging power
Limiting usage to selected users, or allowing anyone to use the device
Starting and stopping charging remotely
Virta Private is an EV charging service that is perfect for corporations and housing cooperatives, who want to offer smart charging to their employees and residents.