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Denmark: drive with a clean conscience. 12,000 electric cars on the roads by 2015: Copenhagen to become CO2-neutral by 2025


By WcP.Scientific.Mind - Posted on 13 July 2013

*update* 8 Aug 2014
In Copenhagen, where bicycles outnumber people and nearly 40% of residents cycle to work, bike-friendly infrastructure is key

the electric car makes it easy to get around with a clean conscience

electric car charging station - Copenhagen

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[July 8, 2013] 12,000 electric cars are to move on the roads in Greater Copenhagen by 2015. 12,000 electric cars are to move on the roads in Greater Copenhagen by 2015. This is the target set by The Capital Region of Denmark and their new project Copenhagen Electric. Today there are not even 1 500 electric cars in the whole of Denmark. Copenhagen Electric is to encourage municipalities, hospitals and enterprises to purchase more electric cars for their car pools. - We’re starting with the municipalities, says Kåre Albrechtsen, head of Copenhagen Electric that is run by the Capital Region of Denmark. The region is investing 12 million Danish kroner in the consulting project Copenhagen Electrics over a 3-year period. The municipalities in Greater Copenhagen now have 274 electric cars, which is eight percent of the entire municipal car pool. The aim is to increase this share to 25 percent in only two years’ time. (News Øresund)

[May 10, 2011] Sixt was the first company to introduce electric car rental in Copenhagen.

[July 1, 2011] Yet another company offers electric car rental in Copenhagen
With an electric car, you can enjoy the comfort of four wheels while still helping Copenhagen in its goal to become CO2-neutral by 2025. Renting an electric car is also affordable. For the same price as the cheapest conventional-engined car, you can hire a four door electric saloon seating five people.

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Photo courtesy tamarathiessen.com, gas2.org, cpcopenhagen.dk, and wikimapia.org

Copenhagen is a great city with kind and thinking people! Being one of the first world cities to have fully electric car pool will definitely bring more tourists to Denmark and make locals healthier and happier!
In my country, for instance, if I want to buy an EV I need to pay extra money to custom service. They don't help us to make the world cleaner!

I hope other nations will emulate Denmark. Next to Norway their government is doing something to combat climate change. Thanks for sharing this article!

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