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Electric car charging will become chargeable in Otaniemi


Electric car charging points will be chargeable 15th November onwards, it will no longer be possible to charge electric cars free of charge at the following locations in Otaniemi : Otakaari 24, Otakaari 9, Otakaari 1, Tietotie 1, Maarintie 8, Otaniementie 14.

The Finnish tax authorities have deemed that the ability to charge electric cars free of charge is a fringe benefit and, as such, a taxable benefit. We want to insure that cars are not left in the charging locations for the whole day, so that as many people as possible have the opportunity to charge their cars.

Register as a user at Once you have agreed to the service agreement, you will receive a user ID that you can use to charge your car. You can also activate the charging station with a one-off payment.

The use of charging stations will be invoiced once a month from the credit card linked with your user account, or as a one-off payment. When paying with your user ID, the price is 1.1 c/min. If you pay a single charge with your credit card, the price is 1€ + 1.1 c/min.

You must have your own Type 2 cable suitable for charging electric cars. By signing in to, you can also view your latest charging events, the amount of charging events, the kilometres you have been able to drive with your charges and the CO2 emissions that have been reduced.