Stockholm City has a large fleet of clean vehicles, almost 800 cars. Currently the city has 98% of its fleet classified as green, running on either renewable biogas (biomethane), ethanol, electric/hybrid and low emission petrol/diesel (<120 g/km). It’s objective is to have 100% of its fleet, other than emergency and special purpose vehicles, green by 2015.
Half of the cars (50.7%) operate with biomethane, a trend that has been steadily increasing since 2003. E85 (ethanol) fuelled vehicles are the next most prolific category, making up 24.9% in a declining trend based on fleet composition. At mid-year, there were also 18 electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the city’s two businesses, which together make up 2.5 percent of the vehicle fleet.
In Stockholm County, where more than 20% of Sweden’s population resides, there were 11,195 natural gas vehicles recoded mid-year.
Biomethane upgraded to vehicle fuel accounted for more that half of the 1,473 GWh biogas produced in Sweden in 2011.
(This article compiled using information provided by the City of Stockholm)