Mercedes-Benz Trucks, along with project partner Netze BW, has opened a charging park for customers in Wörth am Rhein, Germany. At the eTruck Charging Park, electric truck customers can test charging stations and charging concepts from various manufacturers, and work with on-site experts from Mercedes-Benz to develop tailor-made charging solutions.
The eTruck Charging Park has six charging stations from different manufacturers, with outputs between 40 and 300 kW. As charging technology continues to develop rapidly, the park has a modular structure so that charging stations can be added or replaced as necessary. A charging station using the new MCS (megawatt charging system) standard may be installed in the future.
Important issues such as grid connection, local energy generation, energy storage, and intelligent charging management are also studied at the eTruck Charging Park. A photovoltaic system on the roof of the charging park, which includes stationary storage, shows the possibilities of an efficient power supply for charging stations.
“In the transformation to e-mobility, our goal is to offer our customers more than just an electric truck,” said Michael Scheib, Head of Product Management, Mercedes-Benz Trucks. “We want to provide an integrated solution that includes consulting and charging infrastructure solutions from a single source. Our charging park for customers in Wörth is an integral part of this approach and shows customers, in a practical and tangible way, what charging infrastructure for their application can look like.”
“The development of the charging infrastructure is one of the factors crucial to the success of electric heavy-duty transport”, said Axel Hausen, Head of Major E-Mobility and Special Projects at Netze BW. “In Wörth, we are working with e-fleet operators, truck manufacturers, industrial and commercial customers, and municipalities to develop individual charging solutions, especially for depot logistics, that will help electric heavy-duty transport take off.”
Source: Daimler Truck