The Swedish Energy Agency has awarded grants to build 139 charging stations and 12 hydrogen stations in its regional pilot for electrification of transportation (announcement).

This is a significant step forward and enable electrification of heavy duty vehicles and collection of empirical data on usage. This enable electric transportation so that the truck manufacturers, logistics companies, transportation companies, charge point operators, grid operators, energy generators, and cargo customers can start experimenting at scale to find new best practices and knowledge on how to run an electric transportation system.

Nimbnet is proud to be part of this world unique investment and study. We will contribute information on all aspects of electrification of cargo transport through our four stations on the core trans-European transport network (TEN-T). In particular, load balancing of charging and other power consumption to enable high power charging in a grid friendly manner.

We intend to test vehicle to grid (V2G) solutions to provide a means for truck owners to  earn money while the truck stand still and contribute to balancing the electricity grid, as well as provide emergency backup power. We therefore seek collaboration with large power consumers that would like to reduce their environmental impact and electricity bill by getting a smoother consumption profile.

We also seek collaboration with local businesses that want to provide services to the drivers while their vehicle is charging. For a truck the charging time is 1.5-2.5 hours so it provide ample opportunity for food, sports, recreation, and shopping.

For further reading, see the complete list of funded stations.