bp pulse, a major operator as for EV charging, announced the very first public charging corridor addressed to electric trucks. Eight dedicated charging stations equipped with high-speed chargers will be made available in some key sites in Germany along the Rhine-Alpine corridor.
More into details, six public charging locations with ultra-fast 300 kw charge points aimed at E-Trucks have been launched along a 600 km stretch of the Rhine-Alpine corridor across Germany. The corridor is one of the busiest road freight routes in Europe connecting key North Sea ports in Belgium and the Netherlands with the Mediterranean port of Genoa in Italy connecting through a network of roads stretching in total 1,300 km. In the next six months, two additional locations are scheduled to open on Aral retail sites to complete the new charging corridor.
The EV charging corridor imagined by bp pulse
Once complete, an electric truck will be able to cover over 600 km across Germany along one of European’s major road transport routes. The 300 kw charging stations are each capable of charging more than 20 E-Trucks, per charger each day. An E-Truck’s range can reach up to 200 km in around 45-minutes using the ultra-fast charge points.
“Ultra-fast charging in the right locations, combined with depot and destination charging, is critical infrastructure to accelerate the electrification transition, unlocking the economic and environmental benefits of low-carbon commercial road freight and transport”, said Nigel Head, EV Truck Director, Europe, bp pulse.
By 2030, it has been estimated that approximately 270,000 battery electric medium and heavy-duty vehicles will be in operation in Europe and they will require up to 140,000 public and destination electric charging points. bp has a global ambition of having more than 100,000 chargers installed worldwide by 2030 focused on ultra-fast charging