PROPOSAL TO GUARANTEE THE INSTALLATION OF CHARGING POINTS FOR ELECTRIC TRUCKS

July 11, 2022 9:09 pm

The European Commission, within the framework of the Fit for 55 plan (which includes the
prohibition of selling new cars with internal combustion engines), proposes the obligation for
Member States to guarantee the installation of charging points for electric trucks throughout
along the Trans-European Transport Network, with a power of 1,400 kW in 2025 and 3,500 kW in
2030, as well as in all the exclusive guarded parking lots for trucks on the TEN-T roads.

In addition, Daimler Truck (Mercedes), Traton Group (a subsidiary of the Volkswagen group and
which includes MAN and Scania, for example) and Volvo Group have signed a binding agreement
to establish a public charging joint venture for long-distance transport.

This recharging network would be open to any fleet operator in Europe. This means that they
promise to create the Unity of long-distance freight and coach transport regardless of the brand of
their trucks. For the infrastructure and batteries of these charging points, Mercedes-Benz Trucks
works with Siemens Smart Infrastructure and the French ENGIE.

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This post was written by Diego Arteaga