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 (EV) 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 15 minutes.

In Sweden, Germany and The Netherlands Vattenfall is building, by ourselves and together with partners, public and fast-charging stations at strategic locations all over the country. We are constantly discussing with companies, cities and municipalities to help develop a sustainable charging infrastructure.

Around 4 million charging sessions per year at InCharge charging stations in all our markets clearly show that electric 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. In total, Vattenfall operates around 51,000 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.

Why we created InCharge

A sustainable future needs sustainable transport. Watch this video on why we created InCharge, a network of charging stations for electric cars.

E-mobility initiatives

Initiatives to facilitate the use of electric cars and other vehicles.

News and press releases

The future of flight: How to make aviation fossil-free

The human urge to explore the far corners of the globe is as old as time itself, but our wanderlust comes at a significant environmental cost. From electric planes to biofuels, hydrogen, and...

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Vattenfall InCharge expands public charging in The Hague

The Municipality of The Hague in the Netherlands has awarded the management and maintenance of its 5,400 public charging points to Vattenfall InCharge. Part of the agreement is the expansion...

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Woman charging an electric car

Vattenfall InCharge collaborates to create 35,000 new public charging points

Vattenfall InCharge will install and manage up to 35,000 public charging points in the provinces of North-Holland, Flevoland and Utrecht in the Netherlands, with two other operators over the...

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Charging electric rubbish truck. Photo: Karen Rosetzsky
Photo: Karen Rosetzsky

Silent revolution as Copenhagen’s rubbish trucks go electric

For the residents of the Danish capital, and for refuse collectors, electric trucks bring a much-improved working environment.

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Induction charging

Electric vehicles and charging – time to cut the cord?

New technological developments make wireless charging the perfect solution for all kinds of vehicles and transportation.

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E-charging of a truck

Vattenfall and Coca-Cola in Sweden collaborate on electric heavy goods transport

Vattenfall and Coca-Cola in Sweden are investing in electric operation of heavy goods vehicles. Initially, three charging stations for trucks will be installed at Coca-Cola Europacific Partn...

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