Electric vehicles moving Europe
The number of electric vehicles sold worldwide has reached 4 million. This happened only six months after the 3 million mark was reached. Both European and national legislation will boost sales further, ramping up the demand for user-friendly and reliable charging infrastructure.
Clever (the leading Danish electric mobility operator) meets the new demands with the design of the first ever flat-rate charging subscription fused with the purchase of new electric vehicles sold in Denmark to give customers the freedom and mobility to charge where and when it suits them – at home, at work and on the go.
In addition, Clever is rolling out ultra-fast charging stations along freeways from Norway to Italy with funding from the EU, making e-mobility truly borderless. By 2020, Clever and E.ON will roll out 180 ultra-fast charging stations in seven different countries. the charging stations will be placed along intervals of 120 – 180 kilometres on European highways, which will essentially facilitate electric vehicle transportation from Norway to Italy. The project will consist of ultra-fast 150 kW to 350 kW charging points. This will enable customers to charge cars to a 400 km reach level within 15-20 minutes.
Green public transport for growing urban populations
Throughout the globe, Copenhagen is renowned for its sustainable urban development and high quality of life. However, the city is currently expanding with 1000 new inhabitants every month. As such there is a need for new, smart solutions and efficient, green public transport to accommodate these multitudes of new Copenhageners – and to achieve the ambitious goal becoming the world’s first carbon neutral capital by 2025.
Copenhagen has already made great strides. The city has an efficient metro network and is currently investing heavily in expanding its public transport network as a whole. Since 2017, Copenhagen’s – and Scandinavia’s – busiest bus route has been served by carbon neutral busses running on biogas, which transport 20 million passengers a year. In 2019, a new metro circle line will open, along with two new electric bus routes. This is part of an ongoing drive to replace all of the city’s diesel busses with greener (zero emission) alternatives by 2025, which will save the city approximately 17,865 tons of CO2 and 38,8 tons of nitrogen oxides a year.
– City of Copenhagen