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Vattenfall: Vattenfall is switching its whole car fleet to electric vehicles

Over 3.500 passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles in Sweden,
the Netherlands and Germany will be replaced by electric alternatives
over a period of five years.

With this important step Vattenfall takes a great leap forward towards
its sustainable ambitions to be climate neutral by 2050. Vattenfall
has been active in E-mobility since 2009 and has invested heavily in
electric transport because of its enormous potential to contribute to
the energy transition and the reduction of CO2-emissions.

"We already help our customers drive electric by supplying charging
points. With the decision to switch our own fleet we do not only
contribute to reducing CO2-emissions in Europe, but we also want to
set an example for other companies," says Martijn Hagens, Head of
Customers and Solutions Vattenfall and responsible for E-mobility.

EU Member States and the EU Parliament have already agreed that
transport emissions should be reduced with 60% by 2050. Vattenfall
supports the move towards zero emission transport, but emphasizes
that steps have to be taken to turn the EU-strategy into concrete
policies and actions.

"The outlines for success are already in place. Driving electric is
far cheaper than driving on fossil fuels and we help to build a solid
charging infrastructure in Europe. But to be able to fully switch our
fleet, availability and freedom of choice in cars are very important
as well", adds Hagens. "The trend towards more affordable batteries
with a wider range has already set in, which is why we believe the
time is right to make this change. But electric cars still require a
high financial investment. And if you look at for example company
vans, there isn't much choice yet. Stricter CO2-emission standards on
an EU-level would help give car manufacturers the confidence that the
development of electric vehicles is the true way forward, hopefully
resulting in market growth and a wider range of cars at lower

Over a period of five years starting in January 2017, Vattenfall will
gradually switch its fleet, with 1.700 vehicles in Sweden, 1.100 in
Germany and 750 in the Netherlands. The types of vehicle vary from
passenger cars to technical support vehicles and maintenance vans.
The development of the market for electric vehicles will be crucial
for this ambition to be met.

Vattenfall offers charging solutions to both retail and business
customers and operates close to 6.000 electric vehicle charging
points in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands. The electricity
supplied to electric vehicles equalled 45 million zero-emission
kilometres in 2016, or 998 times around the earth. Vattenfall is
operating both normal and fast charging stations, and is a front
runner in developing new solutions for wireless charging, smart
charging and bus charging.

For more information, please contact:
Vattenfall's Press Office, telephone: +46 (0) 8 739 50 10, ( (press@vattenfall.comFacebook)


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