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.