Fast charging corridor for electric trucks

BP has installed six public charging locations with ultra-fast 300kw charge points aimed at e-trucks have been launched along a 600km 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 1,300km.

The new chargers have been installed on retail sites in Germany between the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan area and the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region. Once complete, e-trucks will be able to cover over 600km across Germany along one of European’s major road transport routes.

Nigel Head, EV truck director, Europe, BP Pulse, said: “This is a significant moment for e-trucks in Europe and an important step in our journey towards helping to decarbonise truck transportation. By electrifying this stretch of the Rhine-Alpine corridor with ultra-fast charging, BP is enabling EV truck charging beyond “back to base” whilst rapidly learning customer insights which will directly inform our longer-term European network and proposition.”

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 .

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