Port of Gothenburg inaugurates hydrogen charging and filling station

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The port of Gothenburg has inaugurated its Circle K hydrogen and charging station.

The station is the first of its kind in the Nordic region and was built for heavy goods vehicles with the aim of facilitating the green transition for heavy goods traffic in and around the Swedish port.

During the opening ceremony, four electric trucks and an electric bus took the opportunity to recharge their batteries simultaneously at the new station.

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Initially, there will be six public charging stations for electric trucks, with a capacity of up to 360 kW per charging bay.

Within a year, hydrogen will be available at the station, providing ecological benefits by emitting only heat and water.

More than one million heavy trucks collect or deliver goods to the Port of Gothenburg every year.

The port conducted a study on truck driving habits with Volvo Group, Scania and Stena Line as part of the Tranzero collaborative initiative.

“The opening of the station in exactly the right place, in terms of timing and location,” said Elvir Dzanic, CEO of Gothenburg Port Authority.

“Mass production of electric trucks has started and vehicles have been ordered by players with a lot of traffic in the port. By the end of the year, electric heavy trucks will be commonplace in the port, and they will continue to grow from there. »

The station is a full-service station offering everything users need while charging their vehicle, such as a wide range of food and beverages.

Secure parking is also available in a fenced area, with CCTV surveillance and space for approximately 40 heavy trucks.

The station offers large turning radii and ensures that all loading bays are accessible from multiple directions by different types of heavy trucks.

Last year, the port launched a new shuttle rail carrying Swedish forest products to Asian markets.

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