Ensto CEO goes electric

Ensto CEO Timo Luukkainen shows the way to greener mobility. He now drives to work with his brand new company car, the award-winning extended-range electric vehicle, Opel Ampera.

Luukkainen received his new Power Blue –colored vehicle last week.

“I’ve driven dozens of Opels, but this is the coolest of them all,” beamed Luukkainen. “Besides its other great qualities, it saves both money and the environment.”

Environmentally friendly commuting in focus

Ensto encourages sustainable commuting. According to Ensto’s low emission commuting policy those using electric vehicles pay only 20% of the taxable value of the vehicle.

A carport with solar panels and an EV charging station has been built in the Ensto Porvoo parking lot. An electric vehicle charged there daily during the workday drives up to 10 000 kilometers per year – completely without purchased electricity.

Ampera is both an economic and environmentally friendly choice, fitting to Ensto’s sustainable values. Its combined consumption is only 1,2l /100km, and its costs of use when using electrical engine are 2,2 euros/100km.

With Opel Ampera the CO2-emissions of traffic are reduced to a whole new level, to only 27g/km.

Opel Ampera – dynamic extended-range EV

The USA-made Ampera is a five-door, four-seater hatchback designed for everyday use. The Ampera has over 300 litres of storage space and its safety has been insured with 5-star Euro NCAP -classification.

The Lithium-Ion battery powers the car for the first 40-80 km – enough to cover most European drivers’ daily commute. When the battery runs low, the range extender kicks in. This gasoline-powered generator supplies electricity for another 500 km. Electricity is used to drive the wheels at all times and speeds.

The car has already won numerous awards such as the 2009 Green Car Vision Award, 2011 Green Car of the Year, 2011 North American Car of the Year, 2011 World Green Car and 2012 European Car of the Year.

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