Last fast charging station for electric cars finally installed on the Ring Road

Icelandic energy company ON Power has finally installed a fast-charging station in the area of Mývatn in the north of Iceland, thus officially opening the entire Ring Road to electric cars

According to ON Power, by the beginning of 2018 the number of registered electric and hybrid electric cars in the country amounted to 4,848. Four years ago, there were only 94 electric cars in Iceland. As the numbers have increased in the past few years, ON Power had begun installing charging stations all around the country, but the company is also expected to install 20 more in remote areas such as the Westfjörds, the northeast and the Snæfellsness peninsula. With the new fast charging station in Mývatn, however, the company has effectively insured the presence of a charger every 100 Km all along the Ring Road, ultimately making sure that electric cars won’t be a sole prerogative of the urban environment of Reykjavík.

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