Ensto has been selected as exclusive supplier of electric vehicle (EV) charging points to Avinor, which is the operator for 45 state-owned airports in Norway. The contract is for three years, with an extension option.
The contract also includes cloud based Ensto EV Manager, which is an intuitive user-interface that enables quick and efficient management, operation and control of users and charging stations, and potential integrations with building automation and payment systems. Initially, around 1,000 charging points will be installed, and further installation is expected to meet market demand.
Ensto will deliver Chago Wallbox charging points to all of Avinors airports that have regulated parking. These parking places will have a minimum of 3% of the total amount of parking spaces equipped with EV charging points as soon as possible.
Leif Egge, Sales Manager of Ensto Smart Buildings business unit in Norway told us “We are truly honored to be selected Avinor’s technology partner for such a large roll-out of EV charging infrastructure. The work so far has been extremely interesting, and we will strive to create the best possible EV charging experience for Avinor’s customers”.
Kristian Løksa, Head of Communications at Avinor said “Upgrading our infrastructure for charging of electrical vehicles will provide travelers at our airports with an even better service. In addition to electric vehicles, Avinor is committed to electrification on a broader scale. Together with industry partners, we aim to make Norway a world leader in electric aviation”.
Plugin-Vehicle sales in Norway is around 47% of the total new car sales. 19% of this is Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) that combine a gasoline or diesel engine with an electric motor and a large rechargeable battery, and 28% is Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) that have only an electric motor and battery, deriving all their power from plugging in. The current fleet stands at 150,000 BEVs and 74,000 PHEVs.
Avinor is a wholly owned state limited company under the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications and is responsible for 45 state-owned airports. Twelve of the airports are operated in cooperation with the Norwegian Armed Forces. In addition to the airports, Avinor operates control towers, control centers and other technical infrastructure for safe air navigation. The air navigation services is organized as subsidiary wholly owned by Avinor. Avinor’s headquarter is in Oslo.