Telecom company Telenor and CaCharge enters partnership
– Charging up for the EV boom
Telecom company Telenor and CaCharge make EV charging part of the connected society. The partnership means that charging services will become part of Telenor’s IoT offering and that the company’s customers in the property and municipal sectors will be able to connect their services in the area. The partnership applies to Telenor’s customers in Sweden.
– Sweden is one of the countries with the highest proportion of chargeable cars. We are now taking the lead as charging and connected services are becoming an inseparable part of our daily lives. With a complete EV charging service, we are taking the digital real estate to the next level, aiming at a more sustainable society, says Andreas Kristensson, IoT Manager at Telenor.
CaCharge’s comprehensive solution means that players with parkings with several cars, such as real estate owners, housing associations and municipalities, can offer multiple charging sites in one service. The solution includes connected charging boxes, a web and app-based payment solution as well as load management that cuts power peaks.
– As far as I know, this is the first time that a telecom company includes charging solutions in its range of services. Sweden is a driving force in this area – right now, the rest of Europe is looking at our solutions for blocks of flats and workplaces, says CaCharge’s CEO, Kurt Högnelid.
Telenor’s customers are offered various kinds of digital services in the property sector. Initially, the partnership will cover the market for property owners with broadband who supply services through Telenor.
– Telenor is already connecting properties to TV and broadband, as well as digital services such as heating, water and ventilation control. The EV boom makes electric car charging an obvious part of this offering. We will continue to develop new and exciting solutions in partnership with the sharpest players in the industry, says Andreas Kristensson.