BP Pulse builds first public electric truck charging corridor

BP Pulse has announced the first charging corridor for medium and heavy-duty electric trucks in Europe.

Six public charging locations with ultra-fast 300kw charge points aimed at electric trucks have been launched along a 600km (370-mile) stretch of the Rhine-Alpine corridor across Germany.

The 300kw charging stations are each capable of charging more than 20 electric trucks per charger each day.

BP Pulse says that it is possible to add 125 miles of range in around 45-minutes using the ultra-fast charge points.

Nigel Head, EV truck director for Europe at BP Pulse, said: “This is a significant moment for E-trucks in Europe and an important step in our journey towards helping to decarbonise truck transportation.

“By electrifying this stretch of the Rhine-Alpine corridor with ultra-fast charging, BP is enabling EV truck charging beyond back to base, whilst rapidly learning customer insights which will directly inform our longer-term European network and proposition.”

By beginning the roll-out of a dedicated charging network for freight operators and fleets, with a focus on major logistics corridors, BP is supporting the electrification of medium and heavy-duty vehicles, decarbonising the movement of goods, as well as people, Head explained.

“Ultra-fast charging in the right locations, combined with depot and destination charging, is critical infrastructure to accelerate the electrification transition, unlocking the economic and environmental benefits of low-carbon commercial road freight and transport,” he added.

BP has a global ambition of having more than 100,000 chargers installed worldwide by 2030 focused on ultra-fast charging.

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