Ørsted – Programme for Decarbonization of Energy Generation and Operations


  • To transition its fleet of company cars, pool cars and specialist vehicles to 100% electric by 2025.


  • Responsibilities
    • Analysis of market options & implementation managed by each business unit and central fleet advisor for company cars.
  • Business model
    • Developed a tool to calculate CO2 savings for specialist vehicles to help set a roadmap.
  • Strengthened company car policy
    • Removed high emission vehicles from catalogue.
    • Introduced a cap on CO2 emissions.
    • High incentives for EVs and PHEVs.


  • Development and supply of electric alternatives are still immature, particularly for specialist vehicles such as wheel loaders, tractors and other heavy-duty vehicles.
  • Some employees, particularly those that live in apartments, don’t have access to public charging, making them reluctant to switch to EV.
  • Danish tax regime does not allow for power-plant facilities to charge staff cars directly even though plenty of power is available.

Key lessons and tips

  • Employees embrace the EV commitment and are beginning to switch to EV for private use as charging stations are available at their workplace.


  • For company cars, EV transition will avoid approximately. 1,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
  • Membership of EV100 with 2025 commitment is a natural fit for the company and allows it to help speed up green action globally.

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