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Copenhagen will provide better charging infrastructure for green vehicles

Copenhagen will provide better charging infrastructure for green vehicles

The Danish capital has outlined an action plan to install charging stations

On 1 June, Copenhagen revealed that it has designed an action plan to increase and improve the charging infrastructure for electric cars. This action plan has been prepared alongside key organisations, including Danish Electric Car Alliance, E.ON, CLEVER, Sperto and Spirii.

High demand for charging stations

Recently, the Danish Ministry of Taxation reported that the country has seen an astonishing increase in the sale of green vehicles. More specifically, it was found that almost every fourth newly registered vehicle in the first quarter of this year was electric or hybrid. As such, it is not surprising that the demand for charging infrastructure has significantly risen.

Now, the municipality announced that it is ready to begin fulfilling this need. Commenting on the importance of the action plan, Mayor of Technology and the Environment Ninna Hedeager Olsen commented: “We must help make it attractive to replace diesel and petrol cars with vehicles on green propulsion, and the easier it becomes to charge an electric car, the more obvious it also becomes to make the green choice.

The Technical and Environmental Administration has, in dialogue with a number of core actors in the field, prepared the first part of the action plan, which will secure the capital’s charging infrastructure for the future, and I am glad that we now have a guide to support the green transition.”

What measures will the city take?

Copenhagen has set itself the ambitious goal of ensuring that by 2025, publicly accessible charging points must be installed at a maximum distance of 250 metres from all multi-storey buildings. In this way, the capital seeks to guarantee that all drivers of electric and hybrid vehicles can easily access the infrastructure they need.

Furthermore, the city’s action plan consists of several key principles. According to a press release on the municipality’s website, there are six main goals:

  • Ensure that charging infrastructure is installed citywide.
  • Lead by first setting up charging stations at municipal buildings.
  • Supply all types of charging infrastructure.
  • Ensure optimal utilisation of the infrastructure.
  • Guarantee that urban space and accessibility are considered when installing charging points.
  • Work with local actors who seek to set up publicly accessible charging stations.

With the creation of this action plan, Copenhagen proves that it is committed to the creation of a green city. Moreover, it supports the green transition and fulfils the needs of its residents.

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