Welcome to the Swedish Association of Green Motorists

The Swedish Association of Green Motorists is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that tries to pave the way for a mobility that is adjusted to the planetary boundaries, the scarce space of the cities, and the needs of the countryside. We work for a sustainable mobility for everyone, regardless place of residence and economic situation.

Johanna Grant from the Green Motorists is trying out a very energy efficient concept car from VW.

The Swedish Association of Green Motorists (Gröna Bilister) provides consumer information about cars in particular and transport in general, with a focus on environment, climate and health. We also suggest and promote sustainable policy in these areas. In addition, we scrutinize car companies, fuel companies and other companies related to transport.

Among our recurring activites we may mention that we

  • Test alternative fuel cars, electric bikes and other vehicles, as well as mobility services.
  • Award Miljöbästa bil (The green car of the year in Sweden).
  • Arrange the yearly conference Mobilitet & Beteende (Mobility & Behaviour), to which we invite international keynote speakers.
  • Publish books, reports and articles. The latest book is called Mobilisten (The Mobilist). It offers insights and practical information about how to become a mobilist – a person who is mobile without owning a private car.
  • Publish the magazine Trafik & Miljö (Transport & Environment) and a monthly newsletter.

The Swedish Association of Green Motorists was founded in 1994 with support from the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (Naturskyddsföreningen) and WWF in Sweden. We only accept private citizens as members, but form partnerships with other organisations and companies.

Kraftringen and E.ON - The first companies in the world to put eco-labels on their fuel pumps

In July 2020 Kraftringen put eco-labels on their charging stations and biomethane filling stations. In october 2020, E.ON followed.

Sweden will get eco-labels on fuel pumps

The labels will disclose the climate impact and origin of all fuels. Read more.

The Green Motorists have campaigned for such labels for a long time. Read more about the history of the initiative.

We Want to Know

The Green Motorists also try to release the consumer power more generally in the transport sector. In so doing we collaborate internationally, among others with the USC Schwarzenegger Institute. Read more.

As Minister for the Environment, Karolina Skog passed the bill in 2018 that forces all fuel retailers in Sweden to disclose the climate intensity and origin of their fuels at the pump or charging station. She encourages more countries to follow the Swedish example.
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