Copenhagen Pride Parade goes fully electric
The Copenhagen Pride Parade is switching completely to electric trucks this year. The colourful LGBTI+ festival, which takes place in August, will use 30 Volvo electric trucks, which will be temporarily withdrawn by logistics provider DFDS from its fleets in Denmark and Sweden.
According to the organizers, the electric trucks will be fitted with trailers that will house sound systems and toilets powered by the truck’s battery. The organization of the trucks was supported by DFDS, Volvo Trucks, and PrideUP, Copenhagen Pride’s in-house agency.
“The climate crisis is absolutely an LGBTI+ crisis, and across the world our communities are often affected more severely than others. Displacement, homelessness, poverty, exclusion and poor mental health can all be directly linked to the climate crisis, and it is our responsibility to take a lead in this area,” says Lars Henriksen, political chairperson of Copenhagen Pride.
This is not the first step towards being more environmentally friendly that the parade has taken, as in previous years, reusable cups and biodegradable confetti were also introduced.