Mercedes-Benz Trucks has inaugurated its eTruck charging park in Wörth-am-Rhein. We wrote about such relevant project in February, when the charging park was announced by Daimler Truck. Now, electric truck customers can test charging stations and charging concepts from various manufacturers as well as work with on-site experts from Mercedes-Benz Trucks to develop tailor-made charging solutions for their respective applications. Charging technology is provided for testing and combined with a comprehensive range of consulting services to help customers move smoothly into e-mobility. The park was opened together with partner company Netze BW.
Mercedes-Benz charging park: how it works
The eTruck Charging Park has six charging stations from different manufacturers with outputs between 40 kW and 300 kW. Since charging technology continues to develop rapidly, this park has a modular structure so that charging stations can be added or replaced as necessary. Therefore the installation of an MCS charging station (megawatt charging system) is possible as a next step. The eTruck Charging Park also tackles important issues such as grid connection, local energy generation, energy storage, and intelligent management of charging processes.
The eConsulting concept
Test driving the eActros 300/400 for heavy-duty distribution haulage also gives customers the opportunity to get an immediate impression of the efficiency, range, and charging capabilities of electric trucks. Additionally, one focus of the new facility is on personal customer consulting (eConsulting). With this, customers learn first-hand how to integrate e-mobility into their own fleets and work processes. To master the transition to e-mobility, customers need both an opportunity to test equipment as well as expert support for setting up their own charging infrastructure.
“We want to provide an integrated solution that includes consulting and charging infrastructure solutions from a single source. Our charging park for customers in Wörth is an integral part of this approach and shows customers, in a practical and tangible way, what charging infrastructure for their application can look like”, stated Michael Scheib, Head of Product Management, Mercedes-Benz Trucks.