A new truck charging station is being built in Mosserud, Karlskoga, to provide electric charging for heavy freight transport electric vehicles. The first shovelful of dirt will be turned this fall, and the whole thing is expected to be finished in a year.
Even as manufacturers roll out an increasing number of electric truck models, the charging infrastructure for heavy traffic lags well behind the anticipated need. To accommodate the growing demand, Karlskoga Energi & Miljö plans to construct a new truck charging station close to the existing biogas filling station near Mosserud's recycling center to accommodate the ever-increasing demand.
"The charging station's proximity to the E18 makes it a prime position, and the facility itself will play a critical role in the development of public charging stations with the energy around the region. A centralized location for a variety of fuels is also advantageous," Peter Jarl, marketing manager at Karlskoga Energy & Environment, agrees.
The construction is being funded by grants from the Energy Agency's Regional electrification pilots for the heavy transport initiative, with an estimated cost of $7.6 million. The project will build lines of interconnected charging stations for freight transport, speeding up the rate of electrification in the region. The fact that Karlskoga is in the middle of Sweden on a significant transportation route gives the city strategic importance.
"Every electric vehicle charging station needs to have the ability to provide 350 kW of continuous electricity, making this a significant financial commitment. That's about twice the efficiency of the quickest auto chargers on the market today. After learning of the award in the summer, we wasted no time in getting to work on it." In September of 2023, the new building will be ready for use.