Swedish energy company Vattenfall is making its first move into the UK electric vehicle charging market with the launch this month of charging network InCharge.
“Vattenfall strongly believes that the best way to make transport fossil free in a generation is to go electric,” said Vattenfall’s president Magnus Hall.
“That’s why we are rolling out our charging network InCharge across north western Europe.” He said Vattenfall was “in Britain to grow” and added that the UK’s electric vehicle ambitions “are a perfect fit with our smart, digitalized and low-carbon electric vehicle strategy”.
Vattenfall’s strategy is to be fossil free within one generation. Under the current investment plan, $342m has been allocated for the development of new businesses, including charging infrastructure and battery storage.
“The combination of Vattenfall’s investment plans and smart solutions for home, office and destination charging will boost confidence in the young British EV market, increase competition, help tackle drivers’ range anxiety, support clean air zones in Britain’s cities and ultimately bring down cost to British drivers,” said Tomas Björnsson, head of Vattenfall E-mobility.
InCharge will grow by partnering with commercial developers, real-estate companies, industries, fleet owners and public bodies, such as local authorities to install charging poles around Great Britain.
Vattenfall currently operates 9000 charging points in Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany. The InCharge charging network was launched in Sweden in November 2016.
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