Fortum extends free charging service to EV users in Hyderabad till Oct 31st 2018

Hyderabad, August 17th, 2018: Fortum India, a subsidiary of leading Finnish clean energy company Fortum Oyj, has extended free charging facility to the users of electric vehicles in Hyderabad at all of its EV Charging stations till October 31st 2018. The free charging service, which was previously offered till 15th August, has now been extended with an aim to initiate more and more people to use of EV.  The consumers can avail these services at 6 outlets across Hyderabad viz- Rajbhavan Road, Begumpet, Uppal, Jubilee Hills, Attapur & Hydernagar areas. To avail the service, users need to download the Fortum Charge & Drive India App and register themselves.   

“We have extended the free charging facility, in order to familiarize more and more people with ease of charging an EV using digital platform.  We are very happy to note that post our installation of chargers more and more people have started using our services. We have added four additional charging stations in Hyderabad which makes it to total six stations in Hyderabad. This will further accelerate the Indian Government’s mission to ensure that over 30 percent of the vehicles on Indian roads are electric by 2030. In addition, this will also help in reducing air pollution and improving public health,” said Mr. Awadhesh Jha, Vice President, Charge & Drive & Sustainability, Fortum India. 


About Fortum:

Fortum is a leading clean-energy company that provides its customers with electricity, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource efficiency. We want to engage our customers and society to join the change for a cleaner world. We employ some 9,000 professionals in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia, Poland and India. In 2017, our sales were EUR 4.5 billion and 61% of our electricity generation was CO2 free. Fortum's share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.


Fortum Charge & Drive

Fortum Charge & Drive is a pioneer in electric vehicle charging and has a network of more than 2000 smart chargers in Europe out of which more than 30% are DC quick chargers. Recently Fortum acquired Plugsurfing. Post this acquisition, a consumer in Europe can get access to 67000 charging points.

Charge & Drive aims to respond to an increasing global demand in e-mobility, by providing turnkey solution for B2B and B2G, creating public charging network as well as providing world-class cloud solutions for an interactive end-user interface and a comprehensive back-end system that supports charge point operators in the remote management of charging stations. Organizations like BMW, City of Stockholm, McDonalds, Nissan, Renault, VW have trusted in us to operate services for them.


For additional information, please contact:

Vijeta Chaudhary

Principal Manager - Marketing & Communications

Fortum India

M: 9311966250 / E: vijeta [dot] chaudhary [at] fortum [dot] com