New solar car park inaugurated
Sunday June 2 saw the opening of Malmö's first solar car park, where motorists can charge their electric cars using energy from the sun. The inauguration took place in connection with the finish of the Oresund Electric Car Rally, the world's largest electric car rally through two countries. The solar car park is a joint initiative from FOJAB arkitekter, Parkering Malmö and the City of Malmö, and is located at the beach parking lot at Scaniaparken in Malmö's climate-smart district Västra Hamnen.
- "We are pleased to be able to make it easier for Malmö residents to make climate-smart choices such as choosing an electric car, thereby contributing to cleaner air and less noise," says Anders Eriksson, who is in charge of the project at FOJAB arkitekter:
- For FOJAB arkitekter, sustainable urban development is a matter of course, and with projects like the solar cell parking, we are making a difference together with the City of Malmö and Parkering Malmö.
FOJAB arkitekter also has other commitments in Västra Hamnen. Among other things, the company has designed parking garage Fullriggarenwhich has a clear environmental profile with its photovoltaic facade, green wall and birdhouses.
Free charging around the clock
The solar car park, which can accommodate two cars, is a steel structure with south-facing solar panels in transparent glass. Charging will work around the clock and is free of charge, with motorists only paying a parking fee. The power output is estimated at around 2600 kWh/year, which is enough to drive an electric car for around 2000 miles. A gasoline-powered car emits about two tons of carbon dioxide over the same distance.
The inauguration took place in connection with the finish of the Oresund Electric Car Rally, the world's largest electric car rally through two countries, with some 60 participating vehicles. Among the participants is famous rally map reader Tina Thörner. Inaugural speeches will be given by Mayor Karolina Skog (MP) and Tomas Strandberg, CEO of Parkering Malmö.