CTEK, a vehicle charging solution company, is working with Stockholm Parking to install more than 1,000 electric vehicle charging points in a new 18,000 square meter ’Norra Stationsparken’ parking garage in Hagastaden, on the outskirts of Stockholm.
Norra Stationsparken is Stockholm’s seventh garage offering 100% of spaces with EV charging and, once completed, will be one of the largest EV installations in any parking facility in the whole of Europe.
The new parking garage in Hagastaden, one of Stockholm’s largest urban development areas, has three underground floors offering parking for residents and visitors, with every one of the parking spaces being equipped with an EV charging point. This has been achieved through the installation of dual socket CTEK Chargestorm Connected 2 EV chargers, mounted back-to-back and neatly fixed to the ceiling on metal frames, so that each set of chargers serves four parking spaces. The installation is supported by CTEK’s Nanogrid load balancing solution.
Cecilia Routledge, global director energy and facilities for CTEK said: “An investment of this size really shows that Stockholm is leading Europe’s capitals in supporting the switch to fossil-free transport. For CTEK, it is also proof that our multi-year collaboration with Stockholm Parking continues to develop. Business and government need to work closely with each other on mobility issues if we are to be able to achieve our set climate goals.”
The City of Stockholm is seeing rapidly increasing demand for EV charging stations, and this latest installation is part of the city’s work to electrify traffic. By 2026, Stockholm Parking aims to offer EV charging in all its garages, and is targeting more than 100,000 new charging stations for electric cars by 2030.
This would equate to one EV charge point for every 16 people living in Stockholm County. If London were to install charge points at the same rate as Stockholm, by 2030 the city would need 575,000 charge points for its 9.2 million residents, which is almost 10 times the 60,000 chargers being targeted by 2030 in the December 2021 London EV infrastructure plan.
Hagastaden currently has 6,000 new homes and 50,000 jobs and is located in the area between Stockholm and nearby Solna. By 2030, this area will have been transformed into a completely new district with a mix of apartments, workplaces, cultural attractions, green areas, world-leading research and highly specialized healthcare.