New initiative: they want to become the best city in Sweden for electric cars

Earlier this year, the newspaper Dagens Industri ranked The best mobility cities in Sweden. The prize for the most efficient city in terms of sustainable mobility was awarded to Lund. Västerås finished in second place, which now shows a desire for revenge to take first place in the next ranking. As part of a joint initiative by the local energy company Mälarenergi and ABB E-Mobility, efforts will now be made to further extend the possibility of charging one’s electric car in the city. With E-Mobility, ABB has launched several charging solutions in recent years. Among other things, the Terra 360 fast charger, which when presented in 2021 was the fastest charger in the world with an output of 360 kW. ABB was also founded as ASEA in Västerås, before becoming ABB in the merger with Swiss Brown Boweri.

By the end of this year, Mälarenergi will have 1,000 charging stations in Västerås. Something that would increase with “thousands of charging stations per year”.

– There is no other way. Electrification is not optional, but essential, says Misagh Mogadasi, head of the energy services department at Mälarenergi.

The goal is to make Västerås the best electric car city in Sweden. To achieve this, individuals, businesses and condominium associations must be involved.

Today, Friday August 25 and Saturday, an electric car fair will therefore be organized at the Dockan parking lot in Västerås. Mälarenergi, ABB E-Mobility and car manufacturer Möller Bil will, among other things, present products and provide information on electric cars and charging solutions.

– Our goal is to accelerate the electrification of the transport sector, then we must work to increase awareness and introduction to all sections of society, says Eva Kvist Östgren, ABB e-Mobility Manager in Sweden.

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