Electrification of transportation

The electrification of transportation is transforming our future.

Electrification and e-mobility solutions are key enablers for reducing CO2 emissions

At Vattenfall, we are committed to electrifying society as a way to help turn the tide on climate change. Electrification will be a key enabler for reducing CO2 emissions for businesses, industries, customers and society at large, enabling fossil fuels to be replaced by renewable and climate neutral energy. It’s happening across all areas, with focus on the areas where we can achieve the greatest benefits.

Transportation accounts for roughly one third of the world's energy consumption. This makes the transportation sector central to the realisation of a more sustainable energy system.

Ways to turn the tide

Vattenfall expects that e-mobility will play a key role in solving many of the challenges we face today with regard to energy use and urbanisation. Easily accessible charging infrastructure is a prerequisite for the transition to electric vehicles.

E-mobility initiatives

Read more about charging solutions for electric cars, buses and trucks.

InCharge and other partnerships

Vattenfall develops and offers charging solutions for electric cars, buses, and trucks. Together with our partners, we have built one of Europe's largest charging networks, InCharge. InCharge is established in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK, with further markets to be added. Vattenfall is also taking part in initiatives, including the eRoadArlanda pilot project in Sweden, to develop e-roads for electric trucks and other electric vehicles. E-roads will enable vehicles to be charged as they drive along them.

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure

In order for electric vehicles to achieve a breakthrough, the expansion of charging station infrastructure is important. Therefore Vattenfall is involved in several projects to help make this happen. Vattenfall has built several fast-charging stations in Stockholm and Uppsala.

At these stations, an EV battery can be charged from 0% to 80% in less than 30 minutes. In the Netherlands and Germany, Vattenfall operates more than 1,000 public electric vehicle charging stations, mainly in Amsterdam, Berlin and Hamburg.

These stations provide electric vehicles with nearly 200,000 kWh of renewable electricity, corresponding to a 1,000,000 km of driving with no direct emissions. We are continuing discussions with other cities and municipalities to help develop a suitable infrastructure.

Vattenfall also offers simple and smart charging boxes for electric car owners, organisations and companies who want to offer electric vehicle charging to employees, tenants and visitors. Altogether, Vattenfall has more than 10,000 charging points in Northern Europe.

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