Solar-powered shared Electric Vehicle service to Malmi!
First in the world to Malmi!
EkoRent and Setlementtiasunnot Oy have agreed to implement a solar-powered shared electric vehicle service at Malmi Helsinki, Piilikuja 1-3. The 40-kilowatt solar electric power plant on the roof will produce around 32 000 kWh annually, which is plenty of electricity for both the EkoRent shared vehicle service, and the apartment complex itself.
The residents in the Malmi rental apartment complex are, to our knowledge, the first in the world to be able to drive self-sufficiently with a solar-powered electric shared car owned by their housing company. The service opens in June.
We are delighted about Setlementtiasunnot selecting EkoRent and leading by example in developing sustainable city living. Shared electric vehicles and locally-produced solar electricity are an efficient and eco-friendly solution to reduce the number of private cars in cities, says Juha Suojanen from EkoRent.
Solar electricity and electric vehicles complement each other well, and what is the best, they can be implemented free-of-cost by changing city planning. Earlier this Spring we conducted a study amongst EkoRent service users, and we found out that shared electric vehicles reduced private vehicles by 48%!
Our vision at Setlementtiasunnot Oy is to become a global pioneer in society-impacting multi-generation apartment complex blocks. Renewable energy sources such as solar electricity, combined with eco-friendly mobility services are a central element in our forward-thinking business in all our apartment projects, says Kimmo Rönkä from Setlementtiasunnot.
EkoRent is the leading company in Finland to offer affordable, easy-to-use, zero-emission car rental and sharing services. All our vehicles are 100% electric and completely CO2 emission free. Shared and rented EVs contribute to better, cleaner city air, and save money for its users. Additional bonus of using EkoRent service is the good feeling achieved of making an eco-friendly decision.
Setlementtiasunnot Oy is a social ARA real estate developer founded by Suomen Setlementtiliitto and Kalliolan setlementti in 2000. Setlementtiasunnot owns 21 houses, 1 100 rental apartments and 400 right-of-occupancy apartments in six cities. Their newest block, Jätkäsaari Sukupolvienkortteli, was awarded the ”best ARA-square metres of 2017” recognition. The next communal multi-generation apartment buildings will be finished in Kruunuvuorenranta in Helsinki in 2018, Sompasaari in Helsinki in 2019, Kalasatama in Helsinki in 2019, Kupittaa in Turku 2018, Penttilänranta in Joensuu 2018 and Härmälänranta in Tampere in early 2019.