Upgrade infrastructure to power switch to electric transport, energy firm tells industry

Upgrade infrastructure to power switch to electric transport, energy firm tells industry

03 Nov 2021

Businesses need to upgrade their electric infrastructure today in order to power electric transport fleets tomorrow, says energy firm Vattenfall UK.

The UK’s industrial electrical infrastructure is ill equipped to cope with the demands that will be made on it in the future. That’s the message from a specialist in the field, Vattenfall UK. At the heart of this is a tendency to underestimate the scale of the upgrade to UK businesses current electrical systems that will be needed to cope with the demands made on it in an increasingly electrified future – such as charging large numbers of electric commercial vehicles.

The switch of transport from fossil fuels to electric is a key element in meeting the UK’s long term carbon reduction targets. As part of this shift the British government recently pledged £620m to boost the construction of public electric vehicle charging points. But the private sector is lagging behind in its planning for powering its own soon-to-be electric fleets.

Vattenfall is active in upgrading industrial electrical infrastructure in Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway – and now the UK. Having already invested over £3.5bn in the UK’s generation of renewable energy, Vattenfall now offers a fully funded model to support the nation’s transition to electrified transport.

For more information visit Vattenfall’s website.

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