Happy New Year 2017!
Dear friends of EkoRent!
Our second year of operations is drawing to a close and what a year it has been! We already have over 3 times more members than there are electric vehicles in Finland, and in 2016 EkoRent vehicles drove over 5 times around the world! That’s about 44 metric tons reduction in tailpipe CO2 emissions. Truly living it up according to our slogan: “Go places. With clear conscience”!
It has been our pleasure to observe how EkoRent-vehicles are driven further and further away from Ring Road III. If Hämeenlinna or Turku were considered an exotic place to visit with an electric vehicle in summer 2015, they have now become quite ordinary destinations. In this summer EkoRent-vehicles traveled even beyond Jyväskylä! The expansion of charging infrastructure and the accumulation of experience for our customers (and ourselves!) took electric vehicles to new and faraway places in the same fashion as horse carriages took settlers to the wild wild west ;-) Thank you all for these great accomplishments!
In spring, we organized a crowdfunding campaign with Invesdor to raise more capital, and in autumn we had a campaign with Joukon Voima where we offered discounted driving time to open a new service station at Hietalahti. Both campaigns were great successes: we reached our goals with help of over 200 participants.
For me, year 2016 is showing that there is great demand for our service, and that our members want to see us expanding and growing further. We are very happy with year 2016, but at the same time believe that 2017 will be even better!
Prices for A and B subscriptions have been the same since launching our service at the end of 2014. For the most part, the prices will remain the same (on weekdays, the hourly and daily price do not change), but we will make some small adjustments in January 2017. The new prices are displayed on our website. If you have selected the B subscription ("Regular user"), your old monthly membership fee will stay the same until the end of March 2017.
Wishing you all a very prosperous new year 2017!
-Juha, Juuso & Luka
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 also save money for its users. Additional bonus of using EkoRent service is the good feeling achieved of making an eco-friendly decision.