Green Mobilists Sweden was formely known as The Swedish Association of Green Motorists. It 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.
Green Mobilists Sweden (Gröna Mobilister) 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
- 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. A recent 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. Another recent book is called Turn the Pyramid Upside Down. It discusses mobility planning with people in focus rather than cars.
Green Mobilists Sweden 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.
Swedish fuel pumps get mandatory eco-labels
From October 1, 2021, the climate intensity, renewable share, and origin of all kinds of transportation fuels must be disclosed on dispensers in Sweden. This is the world’s first mandatory eco-labels of this kind. Read more. See also: article in The Guardian, and the first evaluation of the labels a few months after their introduction.
We Want to Know
Green Mobilists Sweden also try to release the consumer power more generally in the transport sector. In so doing we collaborate internationally. Read more.
The introduction of mandatory eco-labels on fuel dispensers all across Sweden was celebrated October 4th 2021 with a webinar. Similar initiatives in the U.S. and Great Britain were also discussed with international guests.
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.