How we work

How we work to realise our vision as a leading electric vehicle region
Copenhagen Electric is the capital region's main portal to knowledge about electric vehicles. We work to ensure visibility and objective information about electric vehicles. We share our knowledge and experience by advising the region's municipalities, businesses and citizens on electric vehicles. We gather relevant material, specific information and practical guidelines, which form an objective and qualified basis for green conversion.

Copenhagen Electric develops and carries out activities in the capital region that create visibility and demonstrate the possibilities of green conversion with electric vehicles. We gather together public authorities and knowledge institutions so that they can realise the potential of electric vehicles and create a common direction through increased cooperation. We establish projects in which cooperation and concerted efforts are the foundation of focused green conversion.

An example of our work is the establishment of electric vehicle partnerships between businesses, municipalities and other public fleet owners. The partnerships develop guidelines and organise joint procurement of electric vehicles and charging stations for municipalities and businesses. The partnerships have added more than 1,000 electric vehicles to the roads and are helping to gather and disseminate experience in using electric vehicles.

Copenhagen Electric promotes electric vehicles through a number of activities and initiatives.

In order to promote electric vehicles in the capital region, Copenhagen Electric has carried out a number of activities and initiatives, so that the target group can take part in the green conversion. Activities and initiatives are implemented to address the following overall objectives:

  • That electric vehicles become more attractive
  • That more people become interested in electric vehicles
  • That more people test-drive electric vehicles
  • That more people purchase electric vehicles

Electric vehicles become more attractive
The task is to make the green alternative to fossil fuels more attractive, and to contribute to electric vehicles being considered as an real alternative to fossil fuel transport. 

For example through the following activities:

  • Dialogue about prices and offers with car importers as well as leasing and car-hire services
  • Promoting current offers on the market internally to the region's 40,000 employees and externally
  • Communicating knowledge about the number of charging stations, including that all the Region's hospitals have charging stations
  • Communicating knowledge about the international transport corridor; the GREAT Action.

​More people to become interested in electric vehicles
The task is to make more people aware of the potential of electric vehicles and to make more people interested in electric vehicles. 

For example through the following activities:

  • Communicating knowledge and information about purchasing and using electric vehicles
  • Communicating current offers of electric vehicles on the market
  • Organising electric vehicle visits to public and private enterprises with guidelines and information about electric vehicles
  • Quantifying the potential of electric vehicles for public and private fleet owners through fleet analyses

More people to test-drive electric vehicles
The task is to give more people the opportunity to test-drive electric vehicles and thereby become more familiar with electric vehicles. A test-drive at a dealer is often not enough, and it takes more time to decide whether to purchase an electric vehicle. 

For example through the following activities:

  • Demonstration projects targeted at businesses, municipalities and regions, in which people can test electric vehicles for a limited period
  • Demonstration projects targeted at private individuals to test electric vehicles for a limited period
  • Communicating DriveNow's 400 BMW i3 electric city cars

More people to purchase electric vehicles
The task is to encourage more individuals and fleet owners to make a specific decision regarding electric vehicles and to purchase electric vehicles. 

For example through the following activities:

  • Establishing partnerships for public and private fleet owners with subsidies to purchase electric vehicles
  • Establishing procurement cooperation for public and private fleet owners to obtain the best prices
  • Establishing projects for specific target groups with subsidies to purchase electric vehicles, e.g. builders and tradesmen
  • Communicating possibilities to receive subsidies to purchase electric vehicles

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