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13 Nov 2019


Virta Stand: P91

Elias Pöyry, the CBO and Deputy CEO of EV charging company Virta LTD had a keynote speech of the topic “V2G is providing full benefit for e-mobility” at the European Utility Week in Paris on Tuesday.

Pöyry was telling about Virta smart electric vehicle platform that enables running EV charging business of any size, anywhere in the world, with customer own brand and the new possibilities that Virta V2G offers to the drivers and energy companies.

Pöyry mentioned that 65 % the world emission are produced by the energy and transport sector and EV’s that are basically big batteries on wheels, are significantly enabling reducing emissions in both segments.  

Virta believes in electrifying everything with zero carbon power and that there are 3 pillars in solving the climate change – energy efficiency, decarbonation of electricity production and electrification of energy consumption. By 2030 there will be more than 100 million electric vehicles globally and most of the battery capacity will be in electric vehicles, that will be one of the most important accelerators of decarbonation in Europe. 

The market offers huge possibilities for the power companies and the role of EV charging is directly dependent on their willingness to invest ahead of the market. Different business models are viable in different stages of market maturity - starting as projects, developing to as-a-service and transaction-based business models. 

Virta brings EVs as a part of the energy system and enables the EV charging businesses to run their business efficiently, offering customer/co-branded solutions that can effectively be accustomed for different brands, a proven track record in EV energy optimization in the power system and integrated user experience for the whole customer journey from home, to fleet and public. Virta believes that strong branding of the services and making the customers look cool helps the branch to grow exponentially

Virta grows fast – over 250 charging network owners use Virta platform to run charging services with over 80 000 registered end users in 26 countries. 150 000 charging events per month take place on Virta platform and 50 million electric vehicle kilometres are charged during the year 2019

Visit the Virta Team in European Utility Week 12.- 14.11.2019, exhibition hall Pavillion 1 at booth P91, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France 

For more information about Virta, press contact: 

Virta Ltd. Kristina Ekman, Director International Communications +358 40 6262017

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