90 Electric Car Charging Stations In Reykjavik Over Next Three Years - The Reykjavik Grapevine

90 Electric Car Charging Stations In Reykjavik Over Next Three Years

Published April 5, 2019

Andie Fontaine
Photos by
Art Bicnick

The City of Reykjavík, in cooperation with two local utilities companies, aims to set up some 90 charging stations for electric cars all over the city. This was brought to light by an announcement on the official page of Iceland’s capital.

The city will be conducting this project in partnership with Orkuveita Reykjavíkur (OR) and Veitur, two capital area utilities companies, will span over the next three years and will be initiated in phases.

It will begin with 30 charging stations in pre-determined locations within Reyjkavík, followed by an additional 60—20 a year over the next three years—at locations within city limits. OR and Reykjavík will each devote 20 million ISK per year to the project.

Electric cars are fast gaining popularity in Iceland, where electricity is generally cheap and readily available, thanks to both geothermal and hydropower.

In fact, it is now possible to travel the entire circumference of the Ring Road that circles the country by electric car, thanks to the prevalence of charging stations along the route around Iceland.

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