On 17 February 2014 the two vice-mayors of Stockholm, Per Ankersjö and Ulla Hamilton, inaugurated the city’s first fast-charging station at Roslagstull, in cooperation with Fortum. Rapid charging stations makes it possible to charge 80% of the battery in only 25 minutes. This is the first quick charging station out of ten planned throughout the year.
“The City of Stockholm has a vision to be an electric vehicle city by 2030. This year we will make sure to put up 110 new public charging units in Stockholm, including 10 new quick chargers. It is a big step on the path to achieving our goal”, said Per Ankersjö, Vice Mayor of the City of Stockholm.
Stockholm had initiated a joint electric vehicle procurement, and had inaugurated the city’s first charging station for electric cars, already in 2008. In the year 2014, ten new quick and 100 new normal chargers for electric cars will be put in place. The chargers shall be located in public and easily accessible areas for electric car users. This requires the cooperation of many actors.
“We are pleased that we continue to make it easier for more people and companies in Stockholm to make climate-friendly choices”, said Ulla Hamilton (M), Vice Mayor of the City of Stockholm.
This first fast-charger in Stockholm has been initiated and partly funded by the European Commission through FREVUE. In accordance with the city budget for the year 2014, ten new quick charging stations and 100 new normal chargers for electric vehicles will be put up in the city of Stockholm. The first is the fast charger at Roslagstull. This is also part of Fortum’s investment in 50 fast chargers in Scandinavia.
The fast charging station works with both CHAdeMO and Combo techniques.
Rapid charging station uses Fortum Charge & Drive solution which makes it easy for those who use it – you can see if it is available and also pay via mobile phone. The station is monitored around the clock – customer support is just a phone call away.