One of the climate goals that are part of the climate legislation in the Swedish parliament is, by 2030, to reduce the climate impact of Sweden’s transport sector to 70% lower than what is was in 2010. Achieving this objective requires action from all directions, and as part of this initiative, Fortum Charge & Drive, the 2030 Secretariat, and Power Circle initiated the Laddguldet competition.
The Laddguldet, or the “Golden Charger” competition was launched in 2017 to find Sweden’s best electric vehicle municipality. That year the winner was Gälve, followed by Östersund and Falun, who took second and third place respectively. In 2018, Lerums kommun and Ryska Posten won.
The Laddguldet “Best EV Municipality in Sweden” is an open competition where anyone can nominate a municipality that they think is doing a good job. The winner is selected by a jury and takes into consideration many aspects, such as EV volumes, charging stations, and efforts being made in the municipality. The jury is composed of members from Fortum Charge & Drive, Power Circle, and 2030 Secretariatet.