EkoRent and community builder Setlementtiasunnot Oy have agreed to bring the shared electric vehicle service to Härmälänranta, Tampere. The housing block under construction will promote human-centric city planning, more communal living, as well as eco-friendly and sustainable transportation.
Shared electric vehicle service enables more affordable living, since the expensive car parking spots are utilized more efficiently. In the shared resident spaces of Härmälänranta there are many possibilities for common activities and the new shared electric vehicles will allow putting the needs of the residents at the forefront. Saving in the parking construction costs enables residents to meet each other and socialize around the shared services offered to all residents.
We are very happy that Setlementtiasunnot Oy selected the EkoRent service and sets a pioneering example in how sustainable city living is developed. We hope that private car-reducing effects of shared vehicles continue to be considered in the planning of new residential buildings. In our opinion, city living would be best served if city plans encouraged zero-emission transportation. This would develop both living and transportation into an energy efficient and sustainable direction.
Area residents will get access to the EkoRent service after the Härmälänranta block constuction is complete, estimated by the end of 2018.
With sunny regards,
EkoRent EV prices starting only 5 €/hour, or under 7 cents / minute!
B-package holders: Morning hours from Monday to Thursday between 7:00-12:00 only 5 euros / hour.
A-package holders: Morning hours from Monday to Thursday between 7:00-12:00 only 7 euros / hour.
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.