The Stockholm Region has come far in lowering GHG-emissions, but the transport sector is falling behind and there is need for a fast transition of this sector. The regional development plan RUFS 2050 includes a focus on a fossil-free transport sector relying on three important parts:
- Development of a more transport effective society
- Promotion of more effective and clean vehicles
- Phasing out of fossil fuels
The regional – and national goal – in Stockholm is to lower GHG-emissions in the transport sector by 70 % by 2030 (as compared to 2010 levels). In order to do so, there are a number of challenges to be faced. According to the regional development plan RUFS 2050, one of the challenges is the transition to more clean and effective vehicles.
The EV Energy project has given several learnings to the Stockholm Region on how to do this:
- The LIVE Platform in Barcelona, an open public-private platform that promotes the use of EVs in Barcelona and Catalonia and that fosters both innovation and business development as well as transmission to clean cars.
- PIRVEC – the strategic plan for the development of charging infrastructure for EVs in Catalonia.
These practices have been used to develop a specific Action Plan to increase electric powered passenger and freight transports in the Stockholm Region.
Three actions are identified to promote EVs and renewable fuels in Stockholm Region – to create a regional platform, to develop a regional strategy, and to develop a regional agreement on procurement between public stakeholders.
In addition to the proposed actions, in October, Stockholm Region launches a climate office to increase the pace of collaboration on climate work.