EV charging services in Central France make a quantum leap

Electric vehicle drivers in Centre-Val-de-Loire get to enjoy top-level charging services: an extensive and further growing public region-wide charging network topped with a smooth charging service experience. The complete charging solution is provided by high technology companies Chago & Virta.

A consortium led by EV charging solution company Ensto Chago has made an agreement with energy syndicate EneRSIEIL on a comprehensive solution to provide charging services for electric vehicles. 

The agreement includes delivering hundreds of smart Chago charging points as well as top-level operating service platform, provided by Chago’s partner company Virta. Local maintenance and end user help desk are provided by Hérve Thermique. EneRSIEIL’s contribution to enhancing electromobility is very significant, even on national level.

Ensto Chago and EneRSIEIL have already years of history of cooperation and this agreement is part of this continuum.

“Ensto Chago has delivered chargers for us for several years already. As electric vehicles become more and more popular especially in our region, we wanted to enlarge our charging services and raise them on a new level. This is why our new contract includes also the charging service solution provided by Virta. It is European and largely used in the neighboring countries of France. This allows us to offer an interoperable solution to our charging service users, from the very beginning of opening of our service”, says Dominique Ménard, General Director, Services at EneRSIEIL.

Chago manufactures its chargers in Vernon, France. Already hundreds  of Chago charging points are operational in Centre-Val-de-Loire region  and the installations continue.

“We are very happy that our cooperation with EneRSIEIL is becoming wider and deeper. We share the same vision: Combining smart charging solutions to end user services with low operational costs make the right, winning solution also in the future ”, says Chago CEO Juha Stenberg.

Chago and Virta have jointly delivered similar comprehensive solutions for charging business to several European countries. The infrastructure management and the entire charging service process are operated digitally and automatically from cloud. From the end user point of view, the focus is strongly on service design, offering the EV drivers  a smooth and pleasant user experience.

“Intelligent charging system is a key prerequisite for electromobility growth. Services must be easy to use and EV drivers must have relevant information easy at hand”, says Virta CEO Jussi Palola.  ”Now the EV drivers in Tours region have an easy digital user interface for charging with real time information.”

Future-proof solution for charging

The business and ecosystem around electric vehicles evolve at a breathtaking pace. Deep knowledge of the industry and a clear vision of its development are prerequisites for ensuring a sustainable success in providing charging services.

“This requires the physical devices and operating systems must be future-proof. End users will be active players in the smart energy system and our service design will support this development”, summarizes Palola.

Chago is part of electronics company Ensto and they produce their chargers in Vernon, France.

For more information please contact
Mr. Juha Stenberg, CEO, Ensto Chago, juha.stenberg@ensto.com tel. +358 400 575579
Mr. Jerôme Perdu, Sales director, Ensto Chago, jerome.perdu@ensto.com, tel.  +33(0) 6 19 85 51 41
Dr. Jussi Palola, CEO, Virta Ltd., jussi.palola@virta.fi, tel. +358 50 434 0132

Chago makes EV charging smart business. Our EV charging points and lifecycle services help drivers, companies and the environment by reducing costs and net CO2. Chago is part of Ensto. www.chago.com

Virta Ltd. is an innovative provider of EV charging business platforms. Virta provides a modular scalable turn-key solution for EV charging networks. It enables roaming between networks and all kinds of business models from crowdsourcing of EV-charging to utility-driven EV infrastructure management. Virta customers are owners of charging stations, retailers of charging services, and especially energy utilities who provide services to electric vehicle users. solutions.virta.fi/en/