Swedish haulier Falkenklev Logistik is receiving battery-electric trucks and 1.6MW of charging equipment being delivered from Scania.
It is part of the company’s plan for a 22-vehicle electric charging station at a new company depot in Malmö, as it seeks to electrify its entire fleet.
The site, which could be expanded to charge up to 40 vehicles simultaneously, is expected to become the largest truck charging station in Sweden when it opens later this year and will be publicly available for charging of other vehicles.
The system is built on smart technology that can supply energy based on the number of vehicles charging simultaneously, with an initial maximum output per vehicle of 250kW and the potential to upgrade to 320kW per vehicle in the future.
Solar firm Soltech Energy Solutions has also been commissioned to build a 1.5-hectare solar park, along with a 2MW battery storage system.
Victor Falkenklev, CEO of Falkenklev Logistik said: “The charging stations and solar park are an idea I have had for a couple of years. With the need to become more sustainable and the way diesel prices are increasing, it was quite obvious to me that we had to do something and we are committed to electrifying our fleet. The electricity is being generated by solar power, which makes it 100% renewable. It’s a really proud moment for us.”