We in the industry stand fully behind Svante axelsson's conclusions and requirements on the policy. But in addition to a higher involvement of the HVO and ethanol in diesel and gasoline, we also want to see more cars running on E85 on the Swedish roads. E85 is a fuel that contains 76-85% ethanol.
We hope that more brands will follow, and that the policy ends, the disadvantage of ethanol as a fuel and provides E85-cars bonus in the bonus malus system.
In Sweden produced perhaps the world's most sustainable ethanol, with over 95 per cent decarbonisation. Therefore, should the conditions for the Swedish production of ethanol to be improved.
Faster electrification is necessary. But the electrification means so long as the high additional costs for the user. In a study performed by Ford in march accounted for 45% of the swedes that they can only imagine to run an environmentally friendly car if it does not cost more.
Therefore, E85 is an important component for fast klimatomställning. Ethanol cars use constitutes 3.2 per cent of all vehicles in traffic in Sweden, however, E85 accounts for less than 1% of the drivmedelsförsäljningen, despite the fact that it is available on over 1,800 stations across the country.
It is time to make ethanol attractive again and take advantage of this renewable fuel large potential for reduction of carbon emissions. The automotive and fuel sector is ready to once again give the ethanol a major role in the klimatomställningen. Is the government prepared to do the same?