About the project

In 2018, Sweden was the president of the Nordic Council of Ministers. As part of the presidency, the Swedish Energy Agency got the mission to run the three-year project “Sustainable Nordic cities with focus on climate smart mobility”. The aim of the project is to contribute to a sustainable urban development by supporting the transition to fossil free and sustainable transportation in Nordic cities and their surrounding regions. The project involves collaborating and exchanging experiences with other Nordic countries to find solutions for charging electric vehicles and creating attractive and climate-smart urban transport.

About the project

In 2018 four projects linked to Sweden's Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers were launched. The projects are all within areas where there is a clear Nordic added value of cooperation and exchanging of experiences. The Swedish Energy Agency have the main responsibility of the project “Sustainable Nordic cities with focus on climate smart mobility” which is operated in cooperation with the Swedish Transport Administration and in dialogue with the Swedish Transport Agency, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning and the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth. For the project, a Nordic reference group has been linked to further gaining Nordic added value and participation in the project.

The project consists of the following subprojects:

Zero emission vehicles in cities

The subproject is a study of the effects of an increased introduction of zero emission vehicles on other goals than climate targets, such as social distribution effects. The study will highlight good examples and provide recommendations.

Attractive and climate smart transportation in cities

The aim of the subproject is to create dialogue meetings and exchanges of experiences on how to create conditions for attractive, sustainable and climate smart transportation in cities and urban regions. This may include walking, biking and public transport but also other mobility services that are made available through sharing economy and good city logistics. The study will compile conclusions and provide recommendations.

Charging of electric vehicles in cities

The aim of the subproject is to exchange experiences and find solutions for charging of electric vehicles in cities. For example, charging infrastructure on public streets in crowded cities is a big challenge. The project will promote the introduction of charging infrastructure solutions in cities, which can aid in accelerating the transition from conventional vehicles to electric vehicles.

Database for charging stations

The aim of the subproject is to develop a database of the locations of charging stations in line with the requirements of EU legislation. Today, the Nobil database shows public charging stations in Norway, Sweden and Finland, but the technical solutions need to be developed. The ambition is to develop a database that will cover all the Nordic countries and increase the number of charging stations to include more operators.