Sweden's largest private charging station for electric trucks to be built in Gothenburg
Rapid EV charging technology provider Kempower will supply 15 fast-charging stations for Sweden’s biggest and most powerful charging station for electric trucks. Swedish company Göteborgs Lastbilcentral (GLC) has started construction of the hub, which will cost just over SEK 8 million and open by the end of 2022.
The station’s location in Gothenburg has been carefully considered and meets the needs of GLC’s partners and drivers for accessibility and planning. Drivers can pay for charging via a dedicated app or their regular fuel card.
Commenting on the project, Tomi Ristimäki, CEO of Kempower, said:
“The new GLC charging hub is another example of how the electrification of truck and logistics operations can be achieved through Nordic cooperation. Our comprehensive, cloud-based Kempower ChargEye charging management system is specifically designed to optimize the total cost of ownership for operators. A key factor for GLC was the dynamic charging of vehicles, meeting both overnight and daytime charging needs.”
Martin Salenius, CEO of GLC, commented:
“We’re delighted to be able to make it easier for our partners to choose more sustainable transport solutions. This charging hub is a milestone for us and a piece of the puzzle in the paradigm shift that is taking place in the transport sector. We will reduce fossil CO2 emissions by 70% by 2026 compared to 2010, while we are also aiming to be climate neutral by 2035. These dates are ahead of the national targets of 2030 and 2045, respectively.”
Martin Götesson, CEO of Kalema E-Mobility AB, which has been commissioned to design the project, added:
“GLC is incredibly professional to work with. The charging solution is very advanced, GLC has thought it through. The hardware from Kempower is top-notch and cutting-edge. We’re very proud and excited to be part of GLC’s future development.”
Kempower, media relations:
Paula Savonen, Director, Communications, Kempower
Tel. +358 29 0021900
Kempower designs and manufactures DC fast charging solutions for electric vehicles and machines. We’re a team of electric vehicle enthusiasts with a deep understanding of the charging market and a hands-on mentality. Our product development and production are rooted in Finland, with a majority of our materials and components sourced locally. We focus on all areas of transportation, from personal cars and commercial vehicles to mining equipment, boats and motorsports. With Kemppi Group’s 70 years’ experience in perfecting DC power supplies, we set the bar high in engineering and user-experience design. Kempower is listed in the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland. www.kempower.com