The City of Stockholm is working to electrify transport for home care services. In the MEISTER project, the Environment Department has been supporting the City District Departments responsible for the delivery of elderly care, to replace conventional vehicles with electric ones.
In Stockholm, the interest in electric vehicles (EVs) within home care services has been big, as long as it is possible to install charging at their premises.
Home care services in Stockholm have today 11 electric cars. Two of these are used by staff working 3 shifts daily, meaning that charging takes place at a maximum of two hours per day. The e-cars run between 60-90 km/ day and although the time available for charging is very limited, it works very well.
One of the benefits is that the home care services staff does not need to drive to the gas station. Instead, the e-cars are charging while parked and are ready to use at the start of each working shift.
The pilot in Stockholm is now gathering knowledge on user experiences from driving and charging and will evaluate the potential of upscaling to other municipality services.