Not all fuels are equally available in Denmark. Also pay attention to paying at unmanned petrol stations. Here you can read if you can pay in cash, and if EUR are accepted, next to DKK?
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Fuels in Denmark
Gasoline E5 – E10 – E98 – E100
- Euro 95 E10 (Blyfri 95 (oktan bensin)), petrol with octane number 95 and up to 10% bioethanol, is readily available. Since 1 January 2020, petrol with octane number 95 and 5% bioethanol is no longer available in Denmark. This petrol type has been replaced by E10.
- Superplus 98 (Blyfri 98-100 (oktan bensin) / E5), gasoline with an octane number of 98 to 100 and up to 5% bioethanol is readily available in Denmark.
- Note: Gasoline with an octane number of 92 (Blyfri 92 (oktan bensin)) may still be available at some filling stations, but is being discontinued. In most modern cars, gasoline with an octane number of 92 will not hurt, but it is still recommended to use gasoline with an octane number of 95 at least because modern cars are usually set for this and this gasoline is usually more economical in use.
- Diesel (Diesel / D) is readily available. B7 contains a maximum of 7% biodiesel.
- LPG (Autogas) is only available at a few petrol stations in the north of Denmark. See mylpg.eu and poel-tec.com/autogas/lpg-daenemark for an overview of LPG filling stations in Denmark.
- In order to be able to refuel LPG, an Italy nipple (dish) is usually required for an LPG installation with a standard connection (bayonet). (A Europanippel (ACME) is required in Germany). At some petrol stations, the bayonet connection is used and no accessory is required.
- Natural gas (CNG / Naturgas) is available at about 17 natural gas filling stations (source: ngva.eu). For an up-to-date overview, visit cngeurope.com or use the PitPoint app for IOS or Android to find natural gas filling stations in Denmark.
- In Denmark there are about 10 hydrogen filling stations (brinttankstationer) (source: eafo.eu). See also brintbiler.dk for more information.
- Denmark has about 2650 drawer stand / drawer punkter, or charging points (source: eafo.eu). (By way of comparison, the Netherlands has about 55,700 according to eafo.eu.)
- The network of public charging points is extensive, but not yet fully covered and traveling with an electric car through Denmark requires some planning and preparation.
- For an up-to-date overview of the locations of charging points, go to chargemap.com, plugsurfing.com or uppladdning.nu or search for charging points via the apps Chargemap (IOS and Android) and Plugsurfing (IOS and Android).
Fuel stations in Denmark
- Petrol stations are called petrol stations, petrol stations or service stations in Danish.
- Keep in mind that there are only a limited number of petrol stations along the motorways.
- About 75% of the filling stations in Denmark are unmanned.
- Many manned filling stations in and around larger cities are open long until 9 or midnight and several manned filling stations are also open 24 hours a day.
- The number of fully unmanned petrol stations that can be refueled 24 hours a day is still increasing in Denmark.
- At petrol stations you can pay cash in DKK (sometimes also in EUR) at the cash desk.
- Debit and credit cards are accepted at almost all petrol stations. However, keep in mind that foreign bank cards and credit cards are sometimes not usable.
- It is also possible to pay with a prepaid fuel card or your smartphone at petrol stations of some companies.
- At most regular filling stations, a filling machine can be used after closing time.
- Danish fuel cards, bank cards and credit cards (with pin code) are accepted at unmanned petrol stations. These filling machines often show Betal med Kort. Keep in mind that bank cards and credit cards are sometimes not accepted.
At some of the filling machines you can pay with banknotes of 50, 100 and 200 DKK. Sometimes it is also possible to pay with euros.
- In general, the instructions for filling machines are in Danish, but often also in English or German.
- Note: When paying with a bank card, a certain standard amount is often reserved on the account as a deposit (pre-authorization) to check whether the balance is sufficient for a full tank. Usually, within 20 minutes, the amount for which you refueled, debited and the rest of the money released, but sometimes it can also take a few days to two weeks before the reserved amount can be used again.
- It used to be cheaper to fill up before 10am in Denmark, but nowadays prices are adjusted throughout the day and that rule no longer applies.
- In places where several filling stations are close together, the fuel prices are often somewhat lower because such filling stations have to compete more with each other.
- Fuel is often slightly more expensive along the highway or near a highway.
- It is recommended not to carry more than 10 liters of fuel in a reserve tank.
- It is not always allowed to transport a filled reserve tank on ferries.