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BP pulse builds "Europe's first" public charging corridor for E-trucks

23rd Jan 2023 14:10

(Alliance News) - BP PLC on Monday said its BP pulse unit has launched "the first charging corridor" for electric trucks in Europe.

Six public charging locations with 300 kilowatt charge points have been launched across the Rhine-Alpine corridor across Germany.

"The corridor is one of the busiest road freight routes in Europe connecting key North Sea ports in Belgium and the Netherlands with the Mediterranean port of Genoa in Italy connecting through a network of roads stretching in total 1,300 kilometres," BP explained.

The stations can charge more than 20 E-trucks per charger per day, with a truck's range reaching up to 200 kilometres within 45 minutes of charging.

Nigel Head, EV Truck Director Europe at BP pule, said: "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. "

BP estimates that by 2030 there will be around 270,000 battery electric medium and heavy-duty vehicles in operation in Europe, requiring up to 140,000 public and destination electric charging points. BP aims to install more than 100,000 chargers worldwide by 2030.

BP shares were 0.9% higher at 480.30 pence each in London on Monday afternoon.

By Tom Budszus, Alliance News reporter

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