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 fossil-free 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.

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure

The expansion of charging station infrastructure is important in order to meet the growing need of electrical charging. Vattenfall is involved in several projects to make this happen, by re-selling of and investing in public – and fast charging charge points. At the fast-charging points, an EV battery can be charged from 0% to 80% in approximately 20 minutes. 

In Sweden, Vattenfall is building, by ourselves and together with partners, public and fast-charging stations at strategic locations all over in the country. In the Netherlands, Vattenfall operates around 6,800 public electric vehicle charging points in Amsterdam and several other cities.  In Germany we are investing in the build out of the public fast charging network. But we are also present in northern Norway. We are constantly discussing with companies, cities and municipalities to help develop a sustainable charging infrastructure.

Almost 300,000 EV drivers have already used InCharge charging stations on all our markets and 2.5 million charge sessions per year clearly shows that electrical driving and charging is becoming the new normal. 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 operates around 30,000 charging points in Northern Europe.

In the coming decades, Vattenfall will not only invest billions in new fossil-free electricity production, but also has the ambition to operate twenty-five times more charging points for electric vehicles by 2030 than in 2020. That will be a total of half a million units.

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 and the Netherlands, 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.

The Radio Fossil Freedom initiative
How will our society change when we no longer depend on fossil fuels? Our driving experience is not the only thing that will be affected by the decision to leave fossil fuels in the past and enter a more sustainable future. Radio Fossil Freedom is an attempt at figuring that out.

Why we created InCharge

A sustainable future needs sustainable transport. That’s why we created InCharge, a network of charging stations for electric cars.

E-mobility initiatives

E-mobility initiatives to facilitate the use of electric cars and vehicles.

News and press releases

Electric truck ca. 1910. Source: Bewag archives
Source: Bewag archives

After more than 100 years: Electric cars are on the rise again

No fumes, noise or ugly petrol stations, but quiet, clean cars powered by renewable energy instead of fossil fuels. Perhaps this seems like an image from a future to be, but we have already ...

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Vattenfall and CAKE reveal hidden CO2 sources when producing an electric motorcycle

Leading European energy company Vattenfall and CAKE, producer of electric motorcycles, build climate awareness by defining the carbon footprint with a cube.

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Vattenfall and Netto Germany Cooperate on Charging Infrastructure for Electric Mobility

Vattenfall and the grocery discounter Netto will cooperate in setting up fast charging stations in Germany. Initially, around 470 charging stations with 940 charging points are to be set up ...

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Charging solution for delivery company Instabox.

Vattenfall enables fossil-free parcel delivery for Instabox

Vattenfall and the delivery company Instabox have started an international collaboration to provide charging infrastructure for Instabox’s electric vehiclefleet. By the end of 2022, Vattenfa...

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A wireless charging display inside a taxi

Vattenfall to test wireless charging technology for taxis

The Vattenfall automated charging and payment solution, InCharge, is part of a test that will make payment effortless while the electrical car is being charged wirelessly.

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Charging of an electric car

Algorithm will help Vattenfall InCharge to place out charging points

Vattenfall InCharge, together with partners, will install a minimum of 4,000 charging points during three years in 67 municipalities in the Dutch provinces Gelderland and Overijssel.

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