In January, the Traton Group, Daimler Truck, and the Volvo Group introduced plans to type a three way partnership to construct a high-power charging community for business EVs in Europe. Now the businesses have accomplished the ultimate steps in forming the brand new JV, and have appointed Anja van Niersen, a charging business veteran who beforehand served as CEO and Chair of a significant European charging community, as CEO.
The JV, which will likely be primarily based in Amsterdam, plans to put in and function not less than 1,700 “inexperienced power cost factors” close to highways and logistics hubs throughout Europe. The events have dedicated to speculate €500 million within the new community, which will likely be open to all heavy business automobiles in Europe, no matter model.
“The JV intends to take a catalyzing position as a cost level operator (CPO) within the worth chain by putting in and managing charging stations for heavy-duty vans and coaches,” stated the three events. “With a robust customer-driven method specializing in transport operators’ particular wants, the JV will present dependable and accessible high-performance charging stations for all battery-electric heavy-duty automobile fleet operators.”
“Once we discuss to clients about electrical vans, they all the time ask: the place can we cost?” stated Traton Group CEO Christian Levin. “To help [the industry] as quick as potential, we’re teaming up and kick-starting the European charging community. With Anja van Niersen, this JV has a CEO with a substantial amount of expertise in organising charging networks.”
“It is a long-awaited and main step in direction of reaching the required charging infrastructure for the roll-out and success of battery-electric long-haul vans and coaches,” stated Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO of the Volvo Group. “We’re making what can be inconceivable for one actor alone to perform.”
“We name on your entire business to affix in our effort,” stated Daimler Truck CEO Martin Daum. “The variety of cost factors has to extend considerably as quick as potential to make electrical long-haul trucking a viable resolution for our clients.”