Hitachi to install truck charging infrastructure in UAE
Hitachi Energy has received a major order from Dubai regional headquartered e-mobility and energy solutions provider Admiral Global DMCC to supply charging infrastructure for electric truck fleets in the United Arab Emirates.
The idea behind the order is to provide a scalable, grid-to-plug fast-charging solution that will make it possible for fleets of commercial trucks in the middle-mile category to recharge simultaneously. The charging infrastructure is expected to be in operation by the end of 2023, and is to be used by multiple fleet operators that lease electric trucks from the Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba Group.
“We are delighted to help the UAE take a further step on its journey towards a sustainable transportation future by providing the region’s first charging infrastructure for electric truck fleets,” said Niklas Persson, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy’s Grid Integration business. “Our pathbreaking Grid-eMotion Fleet infrastructure will enable fleet operators to switch from diesel to long-range, low-carbon electric trucks.”
Dr. Mostafa AlGuezeri, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy for the UAE, Gulf, Near East, and Pakistan, added: “As we look forward to COP28 in Dubai, we remain committed to supporting the global community in its efforts to combat climate change and achieve a net-zero future. We are committed to positively impacting today’s generations and those to come.”