Swedish premium electric car manufacturer, Polestar and charging service provider, Virta have strengthened their cooperation for the rest of the year. During the last months of the year, Finnish customers who order the new Polestar 2 model will receive €850 in advance for charging throughout the Virta network.
This can be used throughout all of Finland, as well as Virta's Europe-wide network. The amount corresponds to about one year of driving, depending on the price of a charge and individual driving habits.
The Polestar and Virta collaboration combines the attractiveness of purchasing electric cars with the ever-expanding charging infrastructure. Through this cooperation, we jointly promote the growth of electric mobility.
“Electric driving is the most attractive option for the consumer from both an environmental and economic point of view. Polestar 2 has quickly become a favorite of Finns, and with the developing charging network, moving without fuel is now easier than ever. It's great to be able to expand our customer reach again with the charging service platform,” says Tommi Luopajärvi, CEO of Polestar Finland.
"With that sum of €850, you can drive around 15,000 km, depending on charging prices and driving habits, of course. The charging network covers all of Finland, and the growth of the fast-charging network in demand is really amazing: CCS fast charging stations are growing in harmony with the number of cars sold. For example, the Powered by Virta fast charging network is more than doubling the fast chargers already ordered from us. Unfortunately, due to the components, a large part of the chargers will not be delivered until winter, and thus a large part of the installations can only be done in the spring," says Aleksi Patana, country manager of Virta's charging network in Finland.
About Virta (Liikennevirta Oy)
Founded in Helsinki in 2013, Virta is one of the fastest growing companies on the Financial Times 1000—Europe's Fastest Growing Companies list—and the fastest growing company developing electric car charging services.
Virta develops and maintains an intelligent digital platform for the charging business, which enables all key measures and processes related to charging operations—from user identification to charging event management and invoicing to flexible regulation of charging capacity and electricity network use.
Virta's customers in Finland are consumers who use its network of 6,000 chargers, as well as companies and communities that continue to offer charging services to their customers and employees. Together, Virta's own charging network, the charging service providers using the platform, as well as the so-called "roaming" chargers form the largest charging network in Europe.
Virta will make it possible for more than 650,000 EV drivers to charge their vehicles at more than 250,000 charging points of Virta and its partner networks in more than 60 countries.
Polestar Automotive Holding UK PLC (Nasdaq: PSNY) (“Polestar”) is a Swedish manufacturer of premium electric cars. Founded by Volvo Car AB (listed) (together with its subsidiaries, "Volvo Cars") and Zheijang Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd ("Geely") in 2017, Polestar benefits from technical synergies with Volvo Cars and significant economies of scale as a result.
The company's head office is located in Gothenburg, Sweden, and it is currently globally responsible for the resale of its vehicles in the European, North American, Chinese, and Asian Pacific markets. The company plans that by 2023, its cars will be available in a total of 30 markets. Polestar cars are currently manufactured in China, with additional future manufacturing planned in the USA. Polestar's Finnish headquarters is located in Ruoholahti, Helsinki. Polestar Helsinki serves customers in the capital region in Herttoniemi. In addition, you can visit Polestar models at our partners in Turku, Tampere, and Oulu.
The company's first larger-volume all-electric car, the Polestar 2, is a sporty hatchback fastback model. There are three options in the Polestar 2 collection, two of which (Long range) have a 78 kWh battery. The single- and dual-motor versions have power of up to 350 kW / 476 hp and torque of 680 Nm.
From 2022, Polestar plans to launch one new electric car per year. The first of these is the company's first electric high-performance SUV Polestar 3, which was introduced in October 2022. The smaller electric high-performance SUV Polestar 4 is expected in 2023.
Virta: Antti Vappula
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