713 fast chargers were created in 2019

‘charging-stationsCharging-stations.Photo: Tore Meek / NTB scanpix

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In 2019, 713 fast chargers were created in Norway, according to the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association (Norsk elbilforening), which believes this is still far below the need. In total, there are 2,362 fast chargers.

The figures are taken from the national charging station database Nobil, which is operated by the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association on behalf of Enova. Fast chargers are chargers that deliver 50 kilowatt hours or more.

“We believe that more than 1,000 high-speed chargers a year must be built to keep up with electric car sales and prevent the fast-charging queues from growing,” said Christina Bu, secretary general of the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association.

She receives support from the NAF (Norwegian Automobile Federation), which has asked the government to call in the actors who will arrange for the development of charging stations.

“In 2019, just over half of the required charging capacity was built, and far fewer fast chargers than the companies planned for at the beginning of the year,” Nils Sødal, senior communications adviser at NAF, said in December.

Among the cities, Oslo has the most fast chargers with 118, while Bergen has 75, Trondheim 53 and Stavanger has 33.

By county, Viken has the greatest number with 586 fast chargers. Vestland has 418, while Innlandet has 301. Northern Norway is still at the bottom. Troms and Finnmark have only 46 fast chargers, most of which are located in Troms.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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