Green Charge

Green Charge is about creating an emissions-free transport system based on electricity, thus minimizing queues and parking problems.

About the project

Green Charge is about creating an emissions-free transport system based on electricity, thus minimizing queues and parking problems. An important keyword is to create sustainable solutions, not only for the environment but also from an economic perspective. In Green Charge, the green shift will be supported by technically innovative solutions and business models that make the investments profitable. The purpose is to create pilot sites that can be used for technical development and serve as models for others with the same needs.

A main task in the Green Charge project is to develop smart control systems for charging electric cars and electric scooters. This technology can make expensive expansions of the electricity grid unnecessary even when the number of electric cars increase significantly. The project also includes testing of environmentally friendly solutions such as solar cell installations and utilization of used electric car batteries for capacity control of charging current.


We expect many to change to electric cars in the near future, and Oslo is aiming for a fossil free private car pool by 2030. The power grid is limited and charging of a high number of electric cars will normally require expensive investments in the power grid. This can be avoided with smart power management in combination with solar cells and a battery that allows the power to be used when needed and not just when the sun is shining.

The City of Oslo

Oslo's pilot is Røverkollen at Romsås. Røverkollen has 246 apartments, and almost all have private parking in the garage. The two other pilots are in Barcelona and Bremen. In these cities charging solutions for "Mobility as a Service" will be developed. MaaS is regarded as the urban transport solution of the future where private ownership is made redundant through sharing solutions, whether it is an electric car, a freight bike or perhaps an electric scooter. Power supply controlled by old batteries from the Norwegian electric car Think will be tested in Bremen.


SINTEF, eSmart Systems, Hubject, Eurecat, Atlantis, Enchüfing, Bremen by, Move About, PMC, Fortum, PMO, Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Universitetet i Oslo, ICLEI.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 769016. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the City of Oslo and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union or the Research Executive Agency.


Agency for Urban Environment

Paal Mork
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