Daimler Truck and the Traton and Volvo Groups have signed a non-binding arrangement to put in and operate a large-functionality public charging network for battery electrical significant-duty long-haul trucks and coaches across Europe.
The joint intention is to initiate and speed up the create-up of charging infrastructure to boost consumer confidence and to assist EU’s transformation to weather-neutral transportation.
The arrangement lays the foundation of a long run joint enterprise (JV) – equally owned by the three functions, preparing to start out functions in 2022.
The functions intend to devote a put together EUR500m to put in and operate at minimum 1,seven hundred large-functionality eco-friendly electrical power charging points close to highways as nicely as at logistic and spot points, inside of five a long time from the institution of the JV.
The quantity of charging points is with time intended to be enhanced appreciably by trying to get added partners as nicely as public funding. The long run JV is planned to operate beneath its individual company identity and be primarily based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The long run JV will be equipped to create on the wide experience and information of its founding partners in significant-duty trucking.
The long run JV will act as catalyst and enabler for realising the European Union’s Environmentally friendly Offer for a carbon-neutral freight transportation by 2050 – both of those by supplying the needed infrastructure and focusing on for eco-friendly electrical power at the charging points. The joint action addresses the urgent require for a large-functionality charging network to assist truck operators with their transition to CO2-neutral transport remedies, specifically in significant-duty long-length trucking. High-functionality charging infrastructure enabling long-haul trucking is a price-productive way toward important, quickly-to-realise emission reductions.
A latest sector report is contacting for up to fifteen,000 large-functionality public and spot charging points no later than 2025, and up to fifty,000 large-functionality charging points no later than 2030.
As a distinct signal toward all stakeholders, the charging network of the three functions will be open up and obtainable to all commercial vehicles in Europe, no matter of brand.
By concentrating on customers’ demands, unique purposes will be taken into consideration. Battery electrical car fleet operators will be equipped to leverage both of those quickly charging customized to the 45-minute required rest period in Europe concentrating on long-length transport – the highest priority of the long run JV – and also charge right away.
The three truck makers will individual equivalent shares in the planned JV, but continue to be rivals in all other places.
The development of the JV is topic to regulatory and other approvals and signing is predicted by the close of 2021.