Electric cars on the rise
This Monday the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce released a report covering the development of the electric car fleet in Sweden. “Vehicle electrification is a global megatrend, which has seen strong growth for several years and is likely to accelerate in the coming years” the report leads off. This is a trend that we at GreenMobility have been following for some time now and the recent years’ development is looking very promising.
Vehicle electrification is a global megatrend, which has seen strong growth for several years and is likely to accelerate in the coming years.
In 2018, Swedish domestic transportation emitted a total of 16 million tons greenhouse gases, making it the second to largest source of greenhouse gases in the country. Among these 16 million tons, passenger cars account for 60% of the emissions.
Over 90% of the Swedish car fleet in 2019 consisted of petrol and diesel cars that emits 129 and 133 grams CO2 per km respectively. With around 5 million operating cars in Sweden alone, it comes as no surprise that these have a devastating effects on the climate. Electric cars, on the other hand, emit 0 grams CO2 per km, however, only answered to 1% of the entire car fleet…
GreenMobility’s fleet consists to 100% of electric cars – a key aspect of our business model which we are very proud of.
GreenMobility’s fleet consists to 100% of electric cars – a key aspect of our business model which we are very proud of. We are not the only ones to recognize the benefits of driving electric, over the last couple of years switching to fully electric or hybrid has become increasingly popular. Based on this growing trend, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce projects a scenario where Sweden is estimated to have 2,6 million chargeable cars by 2030, corresponding to 50% of the total amount of personal cars. This would mean that the emissions from personal cars decrease with 57%. In order to enable this development, it is necessary to expand the charging infrastructure, both in terms of higher amount and wider distribution of the charging points.
At GreenMobility, we look upon this development very favorably. Improved charging infrastructure would benefit both our internal operations as well as all GreenMobility users. Furthermore, an electrification of the car fleet is in alignment with our vision of future cities with less pollution, noise and congestion.
We also believe in a new and better way of owning. Although an electrification of the car fleet definitely is a step in the right direction, it is not sustainable that every other person in Sweden own a car that most of the time is standing still. If we instead share our resources, we can lower costs, increase utilization and benefit the environment. By driving with GreenMobility you are contributing both to the electrification and the transition towards a sharing economy. So, thank you for driving green! 💚
Source: Stockholms Chamber of Commerce, 2020