International fuel producer and distributor Neste has recently opened its very first charging station for heavy-duty electric vehicles in Finland, namely along highway 3 at the Linnatuuli service station. The service will be available in the second half of 2024.

The charging stations include drive-through parking spaces that can accommodate long combination vehicles, and the first liquid-cooled satellite chargers in Finland allow continuous, high-power charging at 400 kW. The public Neste MY Uusiutuva Lataus, Neste’s high-power charging service for light and medium-duty EVs, will also be opened at the Neste Janakkala Linnatuuli service station in 2024. This will bring the service station’s total charging capacity to 1,600 kW, and it can be increased further according to customers’ needs.

Statements from Neste and DB Schenker about the new station in Finland

“Our renewable fuels, Neste Lataus electric vehicle charging solutions for company depots and business locations, and Neste MY Uusiutuva Lataus high-power charging service for light and medium-duty EVs are now complemented by a new solution that helps our customers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The high-power charging service for HDVs we are opening at the Neste Janakkala Linnatuuli service station, is a pilot that we are happy to develop in collaboration with our partners DB Schenker and Volvo Trucks. Based on our customers’ needs, we will plan where to expand our high-power charging service for HDVs, which requires considerable investments,” commented Risto Karppinen heading Sustainable Growth in Neste’s Marketing & Services business unit.

“Electric heavy-duty vehicles, such as DB Schenker’s first full-electric high-capacity truck in Finland, represent a significant stride towards zero-emission logistics. The high-power charging service at the Neste Janakkala Linnatuuli station improves the accessibility of charging for heavy electric fleets along a major highway in Finland. Therefore, it supports DB Schenker in meeting the rising customer demands for more environmentally responsible transportation. Through this partnership with Neste and Volvo Trucks, we are not just substantially reducing emissions, but also exemplifying our dedication to sustainable logistics and steering the entire industry towards more environmentally friendly solutions,” added Harald Knaapinen, Head of Land Transport, DB Schenker Finland.

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