Wireless charging pioneered in Finland by Electreon and Destia
The companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and as part of the collaboration, the companies will first showcase the wireless charging solution to potential customers by integrating the Electreon wireless system to a commercial electric vehicle (EV). This will give fleet operators the opportunity to experience the benefits of wireless charging in operation.
The goal of the collaboration is to develop commercial wireless charging projects, where Electreon’s wireless charging system and related operation and maintenance services could be provided as part of Destia’s Charging as a Service solution. Destia offers EV charging solutions for businesses and professional transport, its customers include bus operators, logistics companies, vehicle manufacturers and taxi companies.
Both companies see great potential for wireless charging and wireless Electric Road System (ERS) projects in Finland for different use cases such as buses, delivery trucks, vans, and taxis. ERS deployments can help decrease greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector and create conditions for electric vehicle commercialization.
This MoU is part of Electreon’s strategy to accelerate its penetration to the Nordic market which has a huge potential as an early adopter of electric mobility. Maher Kasskawo, an e-mobility specialist from one of the Nordic region’s leading public transport operators, has recently joined Electreon as the Nordics business development manager to head the company’s efforts. Mr. Kasskawo has multiple years of experience of Nordic e-bus and charging systems implementation and operation.
“We are very excited to establish the partnership between Destia and Electreon in the Finnish market. Combining Destia’s strength in charging infrastructure and services with Electreon’s seamless technology in both static and dynamic wireless charging will be a competitive solution for many operational businesses within the transportation segment,” says Maher Kasskawo, Business Development Manager, Electreon.
“Wireless charging has great potential especially in the professional transport segment, because it can be fully integrated into infrastructure with no visual impacts and cables. Electreon’s wireless charging technology can complement our EV Charging as a Service solution nicely,” says Jere Jokinen, Head of EV Charging at Destia.