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Gothenburg expands charging infrastructure for e-trucks

Caption: E-Lkw lädt im Hafen von Göteborg

The charging infrastructure for heavy goods vehicles is being further expanded in the port of Gothenburg. Thanks to a collaboration between Göteborg Energi and the Gothenburg Port Authority, additional charging facilities are now available for heavy goods vehicles in the port.

These are four charging stations with an output of up to 350 kW, which have gone into operation at the “Port Entry”. As the name suggests, this is the entrance to the entire port area[ds_preview].

Numerous trucks are handled here every day, and the provision of charging stations for the growing number of electric trucks is an important part of the port’s goal to reduce port-related greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2030.

“On the landside, a faster sustainable transition of truck traffic is a crucial factor. From the port’s perspective, we need to ensure that the infrastructure meets the requirements and is ideally ahead of the game. The charging station at Port Entry fits very well into this puzzle,” says Viktor Allgurén, Head of Innovation at the Gothenburg Port Authority.

Gothenburg has more charging stations in operation

For a year now, there has also been a charging station at Vädermotet in the Port of Gothenburg, which is operated by Circle K. Like the new charging station at Port Entry, these charging stations are also public, i.e. anyone with an electric vehicle can use them. However, the charging stations are specially adapted for electric trucks.

“The fact that we now have two separate public charging stations in the port is significant in itself. This ensures redundancy in the infrastructure and can keep prices low in the long term for those who charge,” says Viktor Allgurén.

Over one million trucks are picked up or delivered at the Port of Gothenburg every year. In recent years, the port has focused on creating the conditions for an accelerated sustainable transition of land transport. This has so far led to various infrastructure measures and incentives to increase the pace. In addition to new charging facilities, a special priority for electric trucks has been introduced at the port’s terminals, among other things.

“We have seen a rapid increase in the number of electric trucks in the port, which is incredibly exciting to see. Concrete incentives and a quickly introduced charging infrastructure in the port have definitely contributed to this development,” says Viktor Allgurén.

E-Lkw lädt im Hafen von Göteborg
E-truck charging in the port of Gothenburg

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