It is already common knowledge to be able to charge electric cars on ferries. But now, for the first time ever, it is done on green electricity, which is based on wind, solar or hydropower.

"It's good that the charging infrastructure is being expanded between the countries. This is an important initiative that accelerates the transitions," says Andreas Carlson (KD), Minister for Infrastructure and Housing.

Battery-powered ferries

The power for the cars is taken from the batteries on the ferries Tycho Brahe and Aurora, which have been battery-powered since 2018.

During the 20-minute journey between the countries, the electric car chargers will generate up to the equivalent of 25 km of driving range.

Two of the passengers on the trip in honor of the day are Tommy and Agneta Mattelin.

"I'm a little hesitant about electricity. When we run out of power in the winter, how long can we keep charging cars? says Tommy Mattelin.

"I don't agree with him. I think it's good, it's green," says Agneta Mattelin.

In the clip above, you can hear more about what the ministers think about what the charger can mean for the countries' development.