Heavy-duty vehicles are significantly influencing the world's greenhouse gas emissions. Despite trucks accounting for less than 2% of the total number of vehicles on roads in Europe, they contribute to almost 25% of the continent's road emissions. It is apparent that reducing these emissions should be given utmost priority, and electrification of heavy-duty fleets is one of the solutions.
The International Council of Clean Transportation (ICCT) has stated that adopting a battery-electric truck has the potential to reduce up to 63% GHG emissions in comparison to diesel, hydrogen, and natural gas trucks over the lifecycle of the vehicle.
The European Commission has put forth a proposal for legislation that mandates a reduction of 45% in emissions by 2030 and 90% by 2040, as compared to the levels observed in 2019. Although the legislation is in the proposal stage, leading truck manufacturers have taken the initiative to promise that up to 70% of their sales in Europe will be comprised of Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles (HDEVs) by 2030.
Large transport operators are preparing for a future of zero emissions, as evidenced by the open letter sent by 44 major operators to the European Commission in December 2022. The goal is to ensure that all new freight trucks from 2035 are zero-emission.
By 2024, EU member states have to provide electric trucks with up to 50% discount on distance-based road tolls. This incentivizes freight companies to switch to zero-emission heavy-duty fleets, leading to significant cost savings.
The EV charging industry is already well on its way to accommodating the needs of passenger EVs. However, to adequately prepare for the emergence of heavy-duty electric vehicles, there is an urgent requirement for a network of ultra-fast high-power charging stations.
Grasen ultra-fast charging stations span from 150 kW up to 200 kW, and we will release the 400kW HPC will soon. The remarkable functionality of the dual ports that enable simultaneous charging, coupled with a wide output voltage range of 150V to 1000V, makes it possible to cater to the charging needs of most heavy-duty electric vehicles.
Grasen Case: Electric truck charging with 150kW DC EV charger
If you manage a massive fleet comprising hundreds or even thousands of vehicles, automation and seamless access to data are likely to be your topmost concerns.
Grasen's CSMS is based on OCPP and SaaS structure. Users can manage all EV infrastructure from one single platform. It can realize real-time monitoring, smart charging, energy scheduling, billing management, user management, etc.
If you are thinking of electrifying your heavy-duty fleets, it's the right time now! Contact us for a tailored EV charging solution.