Drive from Copenhagen to Stockholm with electric cars

Finnish-based energy firm Fortum and Japanese car maker Nissan are working on a network of electric car chargers to link up Nordic countries. Yesterday the firms signed an agreement to […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Finnish-based energy firm Fortum and Japanese car maker Nissan are working on a network of electric car chargers to link up Nordic countries.

Yesterday the firms signed an agreement to build 50 quick charge points which will make it possible for drivers to go from the Danish capital Copenhagen to Stockholm in Sweden and from Norway’s Oslo to Finland’s capital city Helsinki.

Fortum which operates in the Nordic countries, Russia, Poland and the Baltics said the “green corridors” will take a huge leap forward in making electric vehicles (EVs) a “compelling alternative” for all car drivers.

The charging stations will able to charge cars like the Nissan LEAF by up to 80% of battery capacity in 20 minutes, said the firms.

Jacek Gorski, Managing Director of Nissan Nordic Europe said: “The electric revolution has already started and there is no coming back. The only question is how fast it will spread and we strongly believe that close cooperation between vehicle and electric energy producers will greatly accelerate this process.”