Milence, the joint venture shared between Daimler Truck, the TRATON GROUP and Volvo Group, will soon open its first charging hub in the Nordics, located in Varberg, Sweden. In late 2023, Milence opened the first charging hub in Venlo, the Netherlands. In addition, the company announced an agreement with Port of Antwerp-Bruges, the second largest European port, to develop two charging hubs with thirty charging bays for heavy duty vehicles. Then, not long ago, the JV announced another charging hub project in France.

Varberg is located between Gothenburg and Malmö in the south-west of Sweden. The city itself is a popular stop off point for haulers and heavy-duty vehicle drivers, and the charging hub holds a strategic position near exit 55 along the E6 motorway. The hub in Varberg – as well as all other Milence charging hubs – will be open to all trucks regardless of brand. The site in Varberg will include several facilities including a lounge as well as showers and toilets, for an optimal customer experience.

Milence in Sweden: the two phases of the project

The development of the charging hub in Varberg will be carried out in two phases. In the first phase, the hub in Varberg will have 8 charging bays and be equipped with four high-performance Combined Charging Systems (CCS) chargers, each providing up to 400 kW of charging power. The second phase will include additional charging bays. Besides the CCS chargers, Milence plans to install Megawatt Charging Systems (MSC) chargers at the hub in Varberg as soon as the technology will be available.

“Through our future roadmap, our initiative to create high-performance green corridors across Europe is gaining momentum. We have more plans to expand our network with several key sites this upcoming year, some of which are already under contract and in development, and all of which are located along key strategic areas and open to all trucks”, commented Anja van Niersen, CEO of Milence.


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