S T O C K H O L M is one of our three pilot sites. Stockholm addresses the fleet of private operators, working closely with home care service providers and city district offices. The aim is to develop procurement criteria that will increase electric vehicles in the private operators’ fleet. Project results will include advice, criteria and evaluation data that can also help other cities make informed choices about how to use e-mobility in the delivery of vital public services.
Katarina Luhr, Vice Mayor for Environment and Climate of Stockholm, explains further details of Stockholm’s role within the project.
What are the e-mobility strategies in the city (planned or in place)?
Stockholm’s Environmental strategy program states a number of environmental and climate related goals and objectives. Two of those are that the City’s own organization is to be climate neutral by 2030 and Stockholm as a whole is to be climate positive by 2040.
The electrification of all transportation within the City is a core part of achieving these goals. Therefore the city is planning to adopt an action plan on lowering transportation emissions during 2020.
How the city is boosting electromobility adoption?
The City of Stockholm set a target in 2018 to quadruple the number of publicly available charging stations for electric cars by 2022, to a total of 4000. The city is currently on track to achieve this target.
The city is also part of an electric car sharing service where the city servants use the cars mostly during daytime and the inhabitants of Stockholm can use the cars on weekends and evenings.
The electrification in Stockholm is however not only limited to cars, but spans the entire transportation sector. Within the city there are projects and established public-private partnerships with electric trucks that deliver goods to some of the inner city’s restaurants and shops. An effort that both lowers the emissions as well as the rumbling from the engines, which also allows them to transport goods by night.
Stockholm has also lowered the parking fee for electric mopeds and motorcycles to further promote the use of EVs.
How the city is going to benefit by means of its participation in MEISTER?
Stockholm has had a long-term commitment in the CIVITAS initiative and MEISTER gives the city the opportunity to capitalise on its previous and ongoing work with electric mobility. The project strengthens collaboration with other European cities and Stockholm will benefit from the knowledge exchange on business models that allow for wide deployment of charging infrastructure.
During MEISTER, Stockholm has the opportunity to electrify the home care services fleet as well as test and validate new technologies and products to improve the charging experience of EV users in the city.
What is the main interest of the city in the MEISTER project?
One of the main interests of Stockholm in MEISTER is the electrification of the municipal and private providers’ fleet for homecare services. We aim to become a fossil-fuel free city organisation by 2030 and working with fleet electrification directly contributes to this target.
At the same time, an increasing share of EVs, along with a growing population in Stockholm poses a challenge for the grid and for this reason we are very keen to explore the potential of new technologies to overcome capacity shortage.