E.ON invests in green transport solutions in Copenhagen
25 September 2014
The power company E.ON takes a significant next step in a strategic focus on green transport in Denmark by entering the Danish Electric Vehicle (EV) market.
The global power company E.ON has acquired the former Better Place Denmark’s 770 charging stations for Electric Vehicles (EV). The acquisition is part of a strategic focus on green transportation in Denmark.
“Green transport targets two major challenges; carbon emissions as well as air pollution in the big cities. Denmark has set the ambitious goal of becoming entirely free of fossil fuels by 2050. This offers ideal conditions for the development and distribution of new green solutions in the transport sector”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO of Copenhagen Capacity.
E.ON: Denmark has green transport potential
Until now, E.ON has focused on gas for heavy transportation. By investing in Denmark’s already established charging infrastructure, E.ON takes a significant step towards realising its ambitions for the EV market, which E.ON believes to have an interesting potential in Denmark.
”With its climate strategy, the Danish Government has reconfirmed a forward-looking, ambitious objective for the transport sector. There are not many EVs on the Danish roads yet, but the ambition is there and through close cooperation with decision-makers and companies, I have no doubt that we will see a great development within the EV area in the years to come,” says Tore Harritshøj, CEO of E.ON Denmark.