- Circle K pioneers electric HGV charging in Sweden with 16 new 360 kW points, backed by the Swedish Energy Agency.
- Stations provide more than just charging, offering amenities and secure parking.
- Circle K plans to expand to 90 facilities, introducing Megawatt Chargers and hydrogen options.
Circle K introduces 16 new electric HGV charging points in Sweden
Circle K is taking the lead in enhancing charging infrastructure for heavy traffic in Sweden. The company has unveiled 16 new charging points designed for heavy-duty electric vehicles (EVs). These points, boasting a robust 360 kW output, are strategically placed at five key stations along vital transport routes in Hudiksvall, Mantorp, Malmö Spillepengen, and Bollebygd.
Besides the essential charging points, these locations offer a range of amenities. From food services and beverages to shops and restrooms. As with charging hubs worldwide, the stations need to cater to the needs of drivers on the go.
This ambitious expansion is backed by the Swedish Energy Agency under the Regional Electrification Pilots for Heavy Transport initiative. With this support, Circle K now operates 50 dedicated charging facilities for heavy-duty transport nationwide. They plan to increase the count to 90 by the end of next year.
Lennart Olsson, Senior Manager at Circle K, stated:
“It’s always fun when you’re in the lead and we really are when it comes to charging infrastructure for heavy traffic. We have noticed the demand as well, our station in Vädermotet has seen a significant increase in the number of heavy vehicles charging over the summer.”
Circle K has big plans for the future. The company is preparing to open two Megawatt Chargers (MCS) this year as part of the E-charge project. Moreover, Circle K aims to provide hydrogen at selected locations, adding another dimension to its commitment to sustainable transport solutions.
Circle K continues to improve the charging landscape for heavy traffic in Sweden. These improvements are essential to lay the groundwork for convenient and reliable infrastructure for all vehicle types. Projects like this one, and GRIDSERVE’s Electric Freightway in the UK, are making zero-emissions freight transport possible.