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.

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 more than 6.700 public electric vehicle charging points in Amsterdam and several other cities. In Germany we operate slow charging points, mainly in Berlin. But we are also present in northern Norway. We are constantly discussing with companies, cities and municipalities to help develop a sustainable charging infrastructure.

More than 250.000 EV drivers have already used InCharge charging stations on all our markets and close to 1.800.000 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 more than 26.000 charging points in Northern Europe.

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

North Brabant and Limburg score a European first with the large-scale proactive roll-out of charging infrastructure

Vattenfall is installing 8,000 charging points in North Brabant and Limburg. 4,500 of these are being installed in a proactive manner, even before they are requested by residents. Working wi...

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Charging of an electric car

Vattenfall InCharge expands public charging business in Germany

Vattenfall InCharge and DAS FUTTERHAUS have agreed on a cooperation to set up 170 high-power charging points at almost 70 locations all over Germany.

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Flexpower charging station

Even more flexible charging tested in Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, Vattenfall is part of a new study on flexible charging speed for electric cars. The purpose is to find out the best way to utilise the grids and thereby make it possible to con...

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Hans Peter van Velthoven

Vattenfall Solar Team finishes third in exciting desert race

The Vattenfall Solar Team took third place in the Solar Challenge Morocco. The race took teams through the Sahara Desert with camels and endless sand dunes, and was marked by chaotic traffic...

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Volvo electric truck

A real e-transport challenge: 300 kilometres running on electricity in polar climate carrying 14 tonnes of iron ore

Managing to electrify heavy transport is an important element in the climate transition, but is it even possible above the polar circle?

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Vattenfall Solar Team, Nuna11
Jorrit Lousberg

Vattenfall Solar Team presents Nuna11, the 'Picasso of solar cars'

The Vattenfall Solar Team unveiled their latest solar car, the Nuna11, on 8 July. The most striking feature is the unique design. The solar car is a three-wheeler with the third wheel in an ...

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