Daimler, Traton and Volvo are planning high performance charging network for Europe

Daimler, Traton and Volvo are planning high performance charging network for Europe-traton

The three leading commercial vehicle manufacturers Daimler Truck, Traton Group and Volvo Group have signed a letter of intent on the construction and operation of a public high-performance charging network for battery-electric heavy long-distance trucks and coaches in Europe. This is apparent from a joint communication. The parties therefore pursue the goal of initiating the establishment of a publicly accessible charging infrastructure and significantly accelerate. On the one hand, they want to strengthen customer confidence in electrification and make a clear contribution to a climate-neutral transportation in the EU.

The agreement is based on the establishment of a future joint venture, which should be kept within the same parts by the three parties. The inclusion of the operation of the joint venture is planned for the year 2022. The parties initially want to invest 500 million euros in order to build at least 1700 high-performance charging points within five years from the founding of the joint venture near highways as well as logistics hubs and unloading points. The charging points should be operated with green electricity. Additional partners and public funding should help to significantly increase the number of charging points. The planned joint venture should have its headquarters in Amsterdam in the Netherlands and operate independently.

As it is said in the Communication, the parties with the future joint venture want to prepare the way for the implementation of the Green Deal of the European Union for a climate-neutral freight traffic by 2050 – on the one hand by providing the necessary infrastructure, on the other hand by focusing on eco flow charging points.

Martin Daum, CEO Daimler Truck, says: “Europe’s truck manufacturers pursue the common goal of being climate-neutral by 2050.”Traton boss Matthias Grundler complements:” For us it is clear that the future of transport is electrical. This requires the rapid expansion of public charging points, especially for heavy long-distance traffic.”And Volvo-Boss Martin Lundstedt explains:” The creation of a European market leader in the field of charging infrastructure is the basis for us to achieve a breakthrough in the transformation to the electrification for our customers.”

A current industry report requires 2025 to 15 at the latest.000 High-performance loading points and by 2030 to 50 at the latest.000 high-performance loading points. The pioneering work of the partners is therefore a call to act on all other industry actors as well as governments and legislation. The loading network of the three parties should be available to fleet operators in Europe brand independent – a clear signal to all other actors.

As part of a customer-centered approach, the parties want to take into account different applications. Thus, the operators of fleets with battery-electric vehicles could use both the 45-minute drive in Europe legally specified in Europe – especially in long-distance traffic, the focus of the future joint venture – as well as overnight.

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4 thoughts on “Daimler, Traton and Volvo are planning high performance charging network for Europe”

  1. “The loading network of the three parties is to provide fleet operators in Europe brand independent – a clear signal to all other actors.”

    This seems to me seal that – at least in Europe – the heavy duty traffic is virtually battery electrical and even at buses hydrogen to play a supporting role. In the country-based traffic, H2 should hardly be a significant role in the country-based traffic – from “insular solutions” possibly. Apart from – play more.

    An EU-wide elad infrastructure is relatively easy to expand (relatively!) – A comparable H2 tank structure would be an unfinancable monster project! That many Bab parking spaces are currently as catastrophic, too small, too dirty …, is because they have been managed by CD / SU traffic ministers for decades.

    After every “technology-open” time comes the time when making decisions are due. And this time is currently overdue: the structure and operation of a public high-performance charging network for battery-electric Heavy long distance trucks and coaches In Europe, 3 large companies decided … more will join!

  2. That’s good news. Maybe the talk of technology-offness then stops, and the political actors are thinking what to do in the topic of electromobility. Hydrogen as energy storage for surplus current may be useful (because technology clearance makes sense), but in traffic he does not come. Maybe at ocean giants, warships u. a. In any case, not with cars and trucks.

    There is also various legislative construction sites such as §14a EnWG (I would be to leave the regulation to the EVU and not the policy, but for this would have to be changed the law), simplifying the billing of wallbox charges for E-cars as a company car, abolition of Promotion of hybrid, adaptation of the promotion E-cars (runs out of the amount, is currently M. E. too high), … maybe the polit politians take care of it.

  3. At what connection level is connected?? How much electricity can be made available to a maximum of such a rest area, without having to rebuild our complete power grid? Is that enough to provide everyone in acceptable time with electricity when all E cars drive and the HPCS storms? Pillars can be put on practically as many as many, but how much connection is left for everyone, if loaded everywhere?

  4. The critics ask: Where should the many electricity come about?

    Why should I expect?? – Now you can count on the other – more info on Google.

    For the KWh computers here some numbers from my comment on another article.

    the Essen aluminum hut the company Trimet consumed So much electricity like the whole city eat – including all other industrial and commercial companies.


    So the largest German aluminum manufacturer receives Trimet for the 4.2 billion kilowatt hours Electricity that he Consumed this year,..

    (Source: Tagesschau.DE – 2014)

    So in 1 year Trimet and the city of Essen 2 x 4.2 billion kWh = 8.4 billion. kWh, just as a comparison which is as normally through the power grids – and without problems.

    Pro 100 km from 160 kWh and the calculated total consumption in areas for PV systems or. Convert wind turbines – there are also calculators and Google that help in calculating.

    I’m looking forward to the results – a little help is still available.

    What is recorded in the freight traffic statistics concretely?

    The official freight traffic statistics collects the loading and empty treadles carried out with German trafficking vehicles (trucks over 3.5 t payload and semi-tractors) and the goods transported.

    By way of example, selected eck values were mentioned for the year 2018 (Note: The ECK values for 2019 are not yet final.):

    Number of load trips total: 263.7 million. Ride

    Total Load Kilometer: 23,821 billion. kilometre

    Transported freight weight Total: 3,21 billion. metric tons

    Federation capacity Total: 316.8 billion. Barrel kilometer

    Share of freight transport performance with low-emission vehicles (Euro 5 and better): 97.3 percent

    Number of empty trips Total: 155.4 million. Ride

    Total recruitment mirror: 6,595 billion. kilometre

    (Source: BMVI.de)

    And now have fun in the calculation.


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