Monday, December 15, 2008

STOCKHOLM TO INSTALL STREET CHARGERS

Tree Hugger - Finnish utility Fortum is promising to install 100 electric charging stations in the city of Stockholm in the coming year. Even though that probably won't put Stockholm or Sweden at the absolute head of the electric pack (Oslo will likely have well over 100 stations by the end of next year), Stockholm's move is a good one. . . . Stockholm is aiming to be an "emissions free" city in terms of car traffic by 2030. Can they do it?. . .

The first stations will be free (as well as free parking in front of the post) as it will take around 5-8 hours to recharge an empty battery. Fortum is testing various fast-charge methodologies as well as ways to pay, including via mobile phones and SMS, or via a credit card or bank ATM card.