EV travelers guide to Denmark

Everything you need to know about going to Denmark with your electric vehicle (EV). With this tourist guide you can prepare and plan your trip, so you can enjoy your Danish adventure without worries.

EV travelers guide to Denmark
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Taking your electric vehicle - EV - to Denmark is no problem. You will find chargers available in all major cities though super- and fast chargers are only expanding slowly. Do not expect to find a super charger in all parts of Denmark.

Please find below some good advice including rules and regulations for EVs in Denmark:

Planning ahead

With a route planner for EV you will be able to plan your trip with your EV to Denmark and find charging along your route.

Use routeplanner 

Suppliers in Denmark

In Denmark it is possible to pay for charging at a charging point without a subscription - however it is typically more expensive. The price has to appear clear and visible at the charging point. You will either pay with a creditcard or an app. Follow the instruction at the charging point.

In Denmark these suppliers offers publicly available charging stations:  

  • Clever
  • E.on
  • Tesla

Use this website for overview of suppliers and charging points

OpladningCharging EV and PHEV 

Clever

The chargers in Clever's public network all have an effect of at least 22 kW. In towns and along the highways, where you usually only park for shorter periods of time, you have the possibility of fast charging (50+ kW). At selected hubs in Denmark you will find the new lightning stations (100+ kW).

Clever app is available as well as a pre-paid charging deal.

For further information click here

E.on

E.ON offers more than 1,350 charging points in cities and fast chargers along the highway. Use the app from EasyPark to find and pay parking and charging. You can use the EasyPark app on all E.ON public chargers in Denmark - you only pay for parking, if it is required.

For further information click here

Tesla

Use your touch screen in the car to look for charging points. Superchargers are mostly located at bigger junctions.

For further information click here

Household power outlets

If the installation is not approved for charging EV or PHEV you should keep from charging. This replies for ordinary power outlets inside the guesthouse or cabin, where you do not know how the wires are assembled and how thick the cables are. Neither electric cars nor plugin hybrids should charge here. 

If you choose to charge your EV from a standard household power outlet, you must be aware that the outlet must be grounded. If the plug is not grounded, we recommend that you don´t use the power outlet.

Connectors

There are 5 types of connectors in Denmark: 

For AC charging: Type 1  and Type 2 
For DC charging:  CHAdeMO, CCS-combo and Tesla Type 2. 

You have to bring your own charging cable for most of the public charging stations - you must use type 1 or type 2 connectors.

The charging cable for fast and super charging is placed on the stand. 

ParkingParking your EV and PHEV

Local parking rules could exist in some places which would benefit EV and PHEV cars. We recommend you look for the signs.

PHEV is allowed to park at EV parking spots. However on private parking lots this might not be the case.

EV and PHEV must follow local parking rules and e.g. pay for parking unless signs indicate otherwise.

Traffic rules for EV

Since April 2019, the municipalities have been given the opportunity to let EV cars and other zero emission cars drive in bus lanes. It is up to the individual municipality to make use of the opportunity. If the bus lane is open for EV cars, it will be marked with a green symbol on the road. If there isn´t a symbol, you aren´t allowed to drive in the bus lane.

There are no environmental zones for private cars in Denmark.