Every fifth Norwegian municipality doesn’t have a fast charger for electric cars

Fast chargerPhoto: Ørn E. Borgen / NTB

According to a survey conducted by the Electric Car Association, a fifth of Norway’s municipalities – 73 out of 356 – do not have fast chargers for electric cars.

The survey was carried out in connection with the authorities recently stating that between 6,000 and 10,000 more fast chargers will be needed for light vehicles by 2030 – in addition to the 4,000 that have already been set up. In addition, 1,500-2,500 fast chargers will be needed for heavier vehicles.

“It is a victory for the Electric Car Association that the state’s own experts now point out that a large-scale charging development with 5,000 new fast chargers is needed already in 2025,” communications manager Unni Berge in the Norwegian Electric Car Association told the newspaper Nationen.

The association’s overview shows that municipalities throughout the country lack fast chargers. According to Berge, there is poor coverage and a long way between charging stations, in Trøndelag, at the Swedish border in Innlandet, Kystriksveien in Nordland, in Lofoten along the E10, and Finnmark.

Even with established charging stations, there can be congestion at the chargers. According to “Elbilisten 2021”, 47% – almost half of those surveyed – said they always, often, or occasionally experienced a queue for charging.

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