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Denmark plans to build more electric car charging Stations

by FFE EU News staff

The disappointing sale of electric cars in the Denmark is taking a huge blow on the government’s climate goals. As a result, the government is adopting new measures to encourage more Danes to drive using cars running on alternative fuels.

A recommendation by national road authority Vejdirektoratet, the national transport authority Trafikstyrelsen and the officials of national energy Energistyrelsen is now being endorsed by the government.

The plan: increase the electric car charging stands along the motorway network to boost demand for the cars.

During the start-up phase, operators are not required to pay a fee to have a charging station at Vejdirektoratet service areas.

Climate, energy and buildings minister Martin Lidegaard (Radikale) said “Optimising the scope for electric cars in Denmark is a top priority for the government. Our long-term goal is to be independent of fossil fuels by 2050 so we must start preparing the service areas for alternative fuels.”

But this is just one aspect of the joint plan by Vejdirektoratet, Trafikstyrelsen, Energistyrelsen and endorsed by Lidegaard and the transport minister Pia Olsen Dyhr (Socialistisk Folkeparti). The plan also includes the building of a motorway infrastructure such as charging stations that will also support cars that run on natural gas and hydrogen.

Dyhr said “We are pleased to endorse the action plan. It shows how we can build an efficient infrastructure that allows motorists in electric, natural gas and hydrogen cars to refuel at regular intervals across Denmark.

“This initiative will encourage people to buy these cars and that will be good for the environment.”

 

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