Charging posts give us, our partners and colleagues and the suppliers who visit us the opportunity to recharge their car while they work. It is, of course, also positive that they use environmentally friendly energy that emits minimal carbon dioxide.

When the electricity used to charge an electric car is produced by wind power or hydro power, the carbon footprint per kilometre driven is very close to zero. If the electricity is produced in a conventional way, the carbon footprint is much bigger. But the difference compared to ordinary cars is still great: an electric car consumes more than 80 per cent of the energy charged in its battery for propulsion – while just under 20 per cent is wasted. Exactly the opposite is true of a petrol or diesel car where only 20 per cent of the energy poured into the tank is used to propel the car. The rest is lost as friction in the moving parts of the engine. And an ordinary car has lots of moving parts.

This means that for every kilometre an electric car drives, it emits an average of 61 grams of carbon dioxide, while a diesel car emits an average of 130 grams, and a petrol car 157 grams. Therefore, even if you charge your electric car with conventionally produced electricity, carbon dioxide emissions per kilometre driven are still half that of a diesel or petrol driven car. Another big plus in favour of electric cars is that they don’t emit NO2, particles or noise either!

At present, 60% of Bockasjö’s vehicle park is powered by electricity.

Source: Öresundskraft