There are more than 200,000 registered cars in Sweden that can be fuelled with E85, so-called flex-fuel or multi-fuel cars. Filling up your flexfuel car with E85 instead of petrol is by far the easiest way to influence your own carbon footprint. With our E85, CO2 emissions are reduced by up to 80% compared to petrol (normal E85 reduces CO2 emissions by an average of 58%). When E85 was launched, it was precisely for the sake of the environment. Over time, many of the policies that made this fuel so popular have been removed.
The government has tasked the Provincial Administrative Board with developing regional infrastructure plans for renewable fuels.
renewable fuels. This report has been prepared by BioFuel Region with the objective of
serve as a basis for the discussion and anchoring of these plans in cooperation with
municipalities and industry in Sweden. The plan focuses, for the time being, on biofuel trade and refuelling infrastructure.
biofuels and recharging infrastructure with a time horizon until 2030.
It is impossible to make a good forecast of what the vehicle fleet will be like in 2030 because there are too many
uncertain factors affecting the outcome. It is therefore important to monitor developments
and update the plan once a year. In this report two scenarios, Best Case and Business as Usual, are presented.
Case and Business as Usual, and these should be seen as extreme cases. The best case scenario consists of
the vehicle fleet continues to consist of the same number of vehicles as in 2017 and 60% are petrol and diesel.
Therefore, an increasing share of biofuels in petrol and diesel will be crucial to achieve a sufficient reduction in emissions.
crucial to achieve a sufficient reduction of CO2 emissions. Electricity and biogas are expected to increase
among passenger cars, and mainly ED95 and biogas among heavier vehicles. For some heavier vehicles and
buses with a well-defined and limited mileage, electricity is expected to play an important role, especially in cities.
The report raises a number of
questions that could be usefully
discussed with those responsible for
parties in the county before decisions are made on the infrastructure plan.
on the infrastructure plan.
There are several policy instruments at the national level that drive progress towards the targets,
For example, the carbon dioxide and fuel energy tax, the Climate Change Act, urban environmental agreements,
support for ethanol,
the so-called Petrol Stations Act came into force in 2005 and requires stations that sell more than 1 000 m3
of petrol and diesel per year are obliged to also sell renewable fuels, such as E85.
In Sweden, ethanol e85 can be refuelled at 1732 filling stations.