EV Self-drive Tour in Iceland

EV Self driving

If you´re looking for an eco-friendly vacation in Iceland, you are in luck. We got just the right option for you!

Blue Car Rental has added Electric Vehicles (EV) to its rental car’s selection. Giving customers the opportunity for a fully electric self-drive tour in Iceland. We are proud to contribute towards sustainable tourism and assist our customers with reducing their carbon footprint while traveling.

Guidance for EV Rentals

Below you will find useful information about renting an EV in Iceland.

Pick up – Drop off

Customers can collect and return EV´s at our offices at Keflavik International Airport and at Reykjavik City office.

Customers will receive the car with 80% charging or more. There is no charging requirement for returning.

EV Driving Range

The driving range of the EV is shown on the dashboard when started. Road conditions, weather, temperature, and the total weight of the vehicle, with passengers and luggage can affect the driving range.

The displayed driving range is an estimation and should only be used as guidance.

Charging Equipment

Our EV´s are equipped with a “Type 2” charging cable. Customers can use the cable to connect to charging stations around Iceland. Lost or damage to the cable will result in a fee of 65.000 ISK.

Charging your rental car in Iceland

Over the past few years, the infrastructure for EV traveling in Iceland has been steadily building up. Today charging stations can be found in most parts of Iceland and along the Ring Road.

We recommend drivers locate charging stations before traveling and estimate the driving range accordingly.  

Where can I charge my EV?

There are serval options available for charging at stations around Iceland. Renters are free to use service from any public charging station. Most common are N1, ON and Isorka.

At larger stations cables are attached to the station. They are often associated with service gas stations.

At smaller stations drivers need to use their own Type 2 cable.

Smaller stations are found at various locations. For example, at self-service gas stations, parking lots, and other rest stops.

Many accommodations also have charging station available for guests.

How can I pay for charging?

There are a few ways to pay for charging. The payment method depends on which station is used.

At most N1 stations, customers can use payment card to pay for the charging.

At On stations, customers will have to use a key to activate the charging. The key works similar to a fuel chip at gas stations and is provide by Blue Car Rental.

The key can also be used at N1 station, where card payment is unavailable.

In case of issues with charging please contact ON by phone for assistance: +354 591 2700

At Isorka, customers can download an app and register as a client. Once the Isorka account is active customers can use the app to pay for the charging. Direct payment is also possible by using the QR-code on the charging stations.

How can I find charging stations?

Charging stations are found all over of Iceland.

Here you will find a map with stations locations and further information.

https://www.plugshare.com/ 

How long does charging take?

The charging time depends on how powerful the station is. The range is from 6.6kW up to 250kW. On average most stations are between 20kW and 50kW.

The more powerful the station is the faster it can charge.

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