Charging hubs for larger roads

Charging hubs for larger roads

With the increase of electrified heavy transports the need for charging hubs rises as well. This project aims to enable fast charging infrastructure to offer high capacity charging hubs to trucks and other heavy transport.

This project aims to facilitate the increased use of heavy transport, by enabling charging hubs along major roads. By installing high capacity charging hubs, small to medium-sized trucks can rapidly recharge their vehicles then continue with their mission. We are contemplating different options for combining fast charging with a slower charge option, so heavy transport vehicles can choose what suits them best at the moment. A driver can rapidly complete his mission after charging with a fast charger or in case of an extended break, the driver can choose the option to load more slowly. Vattenfall’s long experience and expertise in regard to high voltage installations, facilities and infrastructure such as charging infrastructure, makes it reasonable to own, project manage and support the maintenance for the charge hub facilities. This entails project management for the whole facility, including the management of substations, charging infrastructure and the necessary earthworks and wiring, as well as connection to the regulated electricity grid in the area.






Zandra Salomonsson
Director Sales Pipeline and Business Enablement, Vattenfall Network Solutions på Vattenfall

Swedish green Recovery

The timing of the European Green Deal and the Climate law is excellent. Since around the time of the Paris agreement, there is an impatient willingness to act in the business sector, and we need authorities to catalyse this development.

The Swedish 2030-secretariat was founded to support Sweden’s ambition to decarbonize the transport sector. The Swedish Climate Law set an ambitious sector target for transport –  70 percent reduction of carbon dioxide by 2030. Through 70 partners from industry, municipalities and organisations the 2030-secretariat is supporting this ambitious development, independent of technical solutions or political parties. We are convinced that we need to work in parallel on behaviour, fuels (all low carbon or zero emission fuels) and vehicle technologies. All is needed.

We invited partners to send in proposals that fit well within Green recovery under the Green Deal. We have collected some 30 proposals, mostly in Sweden, in different areas using different technologies. We, the 2030-secretariat, are a Coalition of the willing with a focus on the target year 2030. There are many initiatives brewing in Sweden.

We strongly support initiatives like the Green recovery fund, and we see an increasing interest to take part. In this work we would like to stress the following:

• Allow for a multitude of solutions. We do not know which technology will be decisive, but we do know that many different technologies will be needed

• Changing our behaviour and the use of digital mobility is as important as legislation for vehicles or fuels. The 2020’s is the decade of digitalization, let’s invite digital solutions into the mobility sector

• Avoid having the good alternatives compete. The future is a combo; electricity, hydrogen, biofuels, biogas and some of the new fuels entering the market

• Do not separate fuels in generations or levels of sophistication. We are interested in the greenhouse gas reduction potential of the fuels, not what they are called

We sense a strong willingness to move forward, a season of change that is both needed and welcome. We hope that these initiatives can inspire. If you like an idea – steal it, if you want to participate, contact the person listed by the project. But most importantly, get inspired by what is possible.

The Swedish 2030-secretariat is made up of 70 partners from industry, municipalities and organisations joined in one common goal – supporting Sweden in reaching a 70 percent reduction of CO2 in the Swedish transport sector by 2030. We work in three areas, all equally important: vehicle technology, fuels and electrification and behaviour. All three important areas that need to deliver if we are to reach the climate target for the transport sector. The 2030-secretariat is independent from individual companies and political parties and does not favour any specific technology or solution. The reduction of CO2 is what counts. We are equally inspired by entrepreneurship and innovation as we are with grit, the on-going task of increasing efficiency. We need all to reach the climate targets.