EON Invests in E-mobility Software Firm Virta

Finnish e-mobility software company Virta has secured a capital injection from German energy giant E.ON.

Earlier this year Virta and E.ON signed a global operational agreement to make thousands of intelligent E.ON charging stations available to electric vehicle users across Europe in ten countries.

The companies say that the co-operation creates “one of the largest and densest charging networks in Europe”, where the E.ON electric vehicle charging infrastructure is powered by the Virta platform.

“With our investment into Virta we underline our belief that Virta‘s platform and energetic management team are set up to be the digital backbone for an increasingly integrated energy and mobility world.”, said Andreas Pfeiffer, Emobility Manager at E.ON.

Today, over 200 EV charging networks from 19 countries are operating their charging services on Virta platform with over 30 different brands.

Our mission is to bring electric vehicles into people’s everyday lives and to energy systems. The capital investment and cooperation with E.ON, the Europe’s leading energy company, is advancing substantially our mission realisation and shift to electric mobility in Europe,” said Virta chief executive Jussi Palola.

Virta’s lead investor is fellow Finnish energy company Helen. The company’s president Pekka Manninen said: “Virta is going through a period of strong growth as a company, and the focus of its’ operations has shifted from Finland to international activities. It is great to get E.ON on board in the development of the company.”

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