Iceland is pursuing an ambitious plan to increase the adoption of renewable energy, with incentives to promote electric vehicles and the installation of over 20 new ABB fast-charging stations.

Iceland’s push for sustainability came after the realization that the island nation was overly dependent on fossil fuel imports, with the result that, today, 80 percent of the country’s energy comes from renewable energy, led by hydropower and geothermal energy. The Icelandic government has now put in place a state-financed incentive programme to increase the use of electric vehicles. This has already started to achieve results, with more than 6,000 electric cars compared to just 90 in 2014.