Hesburger to introduce Helen’s high power chargers – EVs can now be charged while enjoying a hamburger
Hesburger and the energy company Helen are entering into a partnership in the charging of electric vehicles (EVs). In the first phase, charging stations owned by Helen will become available at a total of seven Hesburger restaurants. The partnership will expand later, with Helen’s charging points also being introduced at other Hesburger restaurants.
Hesburger and Helen are entering into a partnership in the charging of electric vehicles (Photo: Hesburger).
Helen will update the efficiency of the chargers at Hesburger restaurants, and it will be responsible for their operation in future. During spring 2022, new, more efficient EV chargers will be installed at Hesburger restaurants in Kalevankatu in Hyvinkää, Varissuo and Kaskentie in Turku, Liminka, Konala in Helsinki, Parkano, and Pulkkila. The partnership will expand later, with Helen’s charging points also being introduced at other Hesburger restaurants.
Charging an electric vehicle is easy and effortless for customers. A 15-minute high power charge will be enough for an average range of 100km. In practice, an EV is charged while the customer enjoys a hamburger. At Helen’s public charging points, EVs are charged with renewable wind power.
- The EV charging points are an extra service that an increasing number of our customers are using on a regular basis. We decided to outsource the EV charging service to the energy expert Helen so that we can concentrate on our core competency. At the same time, our customers will also receive better service: high power chargers enable truly rapid charging, which sits particularly well with the fast-food concept. It is important to us to be involved in facilitating greener mobility, says Jari Vuoti, Deputy CEO of Hesburger.
- The location of Hesburger drive-in restaurants in growth centres and along major roads provides excellent support for the charging needs of EV drivers. Hesburger is an important partner for us in the building of a nationwide charging network. With the partnership, we are able to take charging services exactly where drivers like to take a break. We are starting with seven sites, and the cooperation will expand next year, says Jere Jokinen, Helen’s Product Group Manager, E-Mobility.
Number of EVs is growing at an incredible pace
Traffic of the future will run on electricity. This year, 30 per cent of new registration passenger cars run on electricity, and almost one-third of them are already all-electric vehicles (source: Finnish Information Centre of Automobile Sector). Helen is accelerating the future of e-mobility in the form of charging services and solutions. Especially the high power charging stations and their extensive network make everyday mobility easier for all-electric vehicle drivers.
- We want to make EV charging possible throughout Finland. Charging is quick and easy with Helen’s rapid and high power charging points. We now have 270 public charging points and we aim for a network of a thousand charging points by 2025, says Sari Mannonen, Helen’s Senior Vice President, Solutions & Portfolio Development.
Facts about charging points at Hesburger restaurants
- Hesburger Hyvinkää Kalevankatu Drive-in, 75 kW fast charge
- Hesburger Turku Kaskentie Drive-in, 75 kW fast charge
- Hesburger Turku Varissuo Drive-in, 75 kW fast charge
- Hesburger Liminka Drive-in, 50 kW fast charge. The current equipment will remain in use.
- Hesburger Helsinki Konala Neste Express Drive-in, 200 kW high power charge
- Hesburger Parkano HeseStoppi Drive-in, 200 kW high power charge
- Hesburger Siikalatva Pulkkila Vorna, 200 kW high power charge