Electric cars

Charging stations for electric cars

A pure electric car is powered by an electric motor with one or more batteries. The most common electric cars are still hybrids that can be run both on electricity and with gasoline or diesel. The interest in electric cars is increasing rapidly. According to the electricity industry's interest organization, Power Circle, the number of rechargeable cars is increasing by about 55% per year.

In Sandviken, you can charge your electric car at several charging stations, available for the municipality as well as for companies and private persons.


How often do you have to charge your car?

It depends on the type of car, but most cars have a range of at least 150 kilometers. A Tesla will take you approximately 450 kilometers on one charging. How you drive also affects the range. It takes a night or a working day to charge the battery in an ordinary power outlet. In a fast-charging station, it takes less than an hour.

Advantages and disadvantages with an electric car

The largest advantage is of course that pure electric cars emit no carbon dioxide. Many also appreciate the silence. Another important advantage is that electricity is available almost everywhere, which makes it easy to charge, even if it means that you need to plan your driving more than with an ordinary combustion engine.

An electrical car still cost a bit more than combustion engine cars; a difference that is expected to disappear within a few years. It’s also cheaper to charge them – approximately two SEK for ten kilometers. 

Charging stations in Sandviken

Rapid charging, 50kW DC

  • McDonalds, kundparkering, Gävlevägen 84

Fast charging, 20kW DC

  • Sandviken Energi AB, Gävlevägen 96
  • Sandvikenhus AB, Sveavägen 22

AC-charging, up to 22 kW

During 2019 and 2020, 204 new charging points have been installed. You find them all around Sandviken in public parking lots. Approximately half of them are used by the municipality workers. This allows both employees and companies to charge their electric cars in Sandviken and together, we can reduce our climate impact.

AC-charging, up to 11 kW

  • Högbo Brukshotell, Hans Hiertas väg 20
  • Högbo Bruk, Stallbacken, Hans Hiertas väg 5
  • Högbo Bruk, parkeringen vid smedjan & Högbo Qvarn
  • Högbo Bruk stora parkeringen, Hans Hiertas väg 17

When wise people from all over the world in industry, academia and the public sector interact exciting things happen. Sandviken is such a place in the field of fossil free and climate neutral energy.

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