BP opens first 300kW ultra-fast electric truck charging station Auto News, ET Auto

    BP is helping the fleet accelerate its transition to low carbon – one way is through electrification.
BP is helping the fleet accelerate its transition to low carbon – one way is through electrification.

New Delhi: BP, one of the world’s largest energy companies, has opened its first ultra-fast-charging facilities aimed at medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks to support the decarbonization of the sector – where, according to IEAI’s According to Tailpipe, CO2 emissions have increased by an average of 2.2% annually since 2000.

Powered by BP’s Aral brand, Schwagenheim’s retail site in Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany, now houses two state-of-the-art 300kw ultra-fast chargers for electric trucks, powered by 100% renewable energy, the company said in a release. ,

Situated on the major B9 road, the Schwegenheim site provides truck drivers with a convenient, safe, well-lit station where an electric truck capable of charging at 300kw can increase its remaining range to approximately 150 during the driver’s mandatory 45-minute break. Can extend up to -200 km. ,

Emma Delaney, Executive Vice President, Customer & Product, BP, said, “With the transition to electric vehicles in Europe, we are now making the move to electric trucks. Truck manufacturers and truck fleet operators are seeking low-carbon alternative fuels. And electrification is an attractive option. The opening of its first truck charging facilities in Schwegenheim is a significant milestone for BP and the industry.

“Schwagenheim is the perfect example of what the industry needs – ultra-fast charging with secure charging bays for trucks, close to strategic road networks and a place where drivers can take breaks and refresh with food and drink. can do.”

In 2021, about 1,000 battery-powered electric trucks were sold in Germany. In Europe this number is expected to reach over 150,000 units by 2030, with the highest penetration in Germany at 43% V.

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Daimler Trucks, which is based in Germany and one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, launched its battery-electric Mercedes-Benz EAtros in 2021 for heavy urban delivery. The company has teamed up with BP to provide insight into the required layout, charging. The speed, and convenience offers provide truckers with the access they need and a comfortable charging experience.

“I am delighted that BP and Aral Pulse continue to support the electrification of the German truck fleet. Zero tailpipe emissions trucks will be critical if we are to reach our decarbonization goals and expand the charging infrastructure across Germany. Another milestone for the electrification of mobility in Europe,” says Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorf, CEO and Spokesperson, Now GmbH, National Organization for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology.

According to the company, BP is helping the fleet accelerate its transition to low carbon — one way is through electrification. It recognizes that there are major transport corridors that will benefit from the network of EV charging. Schwegenheim’s charging facilities add to Aral Pulse’s growing network of ultra-fast chargers across the country. Aral Pulse is Germany’s leading operator of public, high-power charging sites and has over 850 ultra-fast charge points for cars and light commercial vehicles located at its well-lit and manned Aral retail stations, coupled with high reliability – Also provide additional convenience services. ,