Check out the current fuel prices in Sweden. You can refuel different types of fuel in Sweden. Not all fuels are equally available.
Current Fuel Prices in Sweden
Fuel in Sweden
- Euro 95 lead-free (Blyfri 95 / Bensin 95) is readily available.
- Superplus 98 lead-free (Blyfri 98 / Bensin 98) is readily available.
- For older cars that still need leaded petrol, a lead substitute can be bought at petrol stations that can be added to the petrol if necessary.
- As far as is known, E10 is not yet available in Sweden.
- E85 is a biofuel mix of 15% petrol and 85% bioethanol that is exclusively intended for special flexi-fuel cars.
- Note: E85 is not suitable for regular petrol cars. If you accidentally fill up with E85, do not drive any further and have the fuel removed to prevent damage.
- E85 is available at more than 1,900 petrol stations in Sweden. Visit http://www.korridor.se/aryan/acadiane/E85/stationsadmin for a list of petrol stations where E85 is sold.
- Diesel (Diesel) is readily available. 5% biodiesel is added as standard to all diesel on offer. This diesel can simply be used for all diesel cars.
- Diesel is also available under the name ACP Evolution Diesel (at Preem service stations) and ECO20 (at OKQ8 service stations) which consists of approximately 80% regular diesel and 20% biodiesel. This diesel may not be suitable for cars running on standard diesel.
- In addition, diesel is available that consists of 100% biodiesel (rapeseed oil) and is sold at some OKQ8 filling stations under the name 100% FAME (or RME). This diesel is not suitable for cars running on standard diesel, but only for special compatible diesel engines.
- LPG (LPG / Gasol / Motorgas) has limited availability in the south and center of the country (in total there are about 50 petrol stations, often in remote industrial areas) and not available in the north. For an overview of LPG refueling locations, go to mylpg.eu.
- Natural gas (Gasol / Fordonsgas) is readily available. There are about 200 natural gas filling stations in Sweden, most of which are located in the southwest (source: ngva.eu). For an up-to-date overview of all locations, visit cngeurope.com or use the PitPoint app for IOS or Android to find natural gas filling stations. See also fordonsgas.se (Swedish) for more information.
- Sweden has over 9,500 laddstolpar, or charging points (source: eafo.eu), most of which are located in the south of the country and in and around the major cities. There are far fewer charging points in the north of Sweden. (For comparison: The Netherlands has more than 60,000 charging points according to eafo.eu.)
- The network of public charging points is not yet comprehensive and traveling with an electric car through Sweden requires planning and preparation.
- For an overview of the locations of charging points, visit the Scandinavian websites uppladdning.nu and kartor.eniro.se/m/KOEFB (Swedish) and on openchargemap.org and chargemap.com or search for charging points via, for example the app Chargemap (IOS and Android).
- The number of filling stations in the sparsely populated areas in Central and Northern Sweden is limited, so timely refueling and spare fuel is important.
- In Sweden there are petrol stations of the brands Shell, Circle K, OKQ8 and Preem. Gas stations of the brands Ingo, din-X, Q Star and Tanka usually only have filling machines.
- Many service stations are self-service with payment at the checkout, and these staffed service stations are generally open from 7am to 9pm or 10pm at least.
- The petrol stations are almost all open day and night along the highways and major thoroughfares and in the major cities.
- At almost all petrol stations you can pay with a bank card or credit card at the till during opening hours. Often you also need a pin code if you pay with a credit card.
- Note: Cash is no longer accepted everywhere, so always make sure that you can pay with a debit or credit card with a PIN code.
- At almost all filling stations you can use filling machines after closing time. There are also many permanently unmanned filling stations in Sweden (obemannade stationer, automatstationer).
- Diesel dispensers are usually not suitable for refueling.
- Tank machines accept credit cards (konto) with a pin code. VISA and MasterCard are accepted, but American Express is not.
- Banknotes are no longer accepted at more and more filling machines.
- A different language (English, German) can often be selected on the screen of the filling machine.
- Note: When paying with a bank card, a certain standard amount is often first 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.
- In general, the cheapest fuel in Sweden is on the west coast north of Gothenburg (near the major oil refineries).
Fuel prices are lower at unmanned filling stations and filling machines than at manned filling stations.
- Look for petrol stations with the lowest prices in a specific region or city on bensinpriser.se (Swedish).
- Within Sweden you are allowed to take a maximum of 30 liters of fuel in a reserve tank with you in a vehicle.
You may import a maximum of 10 liters of fuel in a reserve tank tax-free.
- It may be forbidden to carry fuel in a reserve tank on ferries.
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