First Milence charging hub to be built in Venlo

Milence has announced the first location of its planned high-performance charging network for electric trucks. It will open at the end of November 2023 in Venlo, the Netherlands, right on the border with Germany.

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The joint venture, founded by Daimler Truck, Traton Group and Volvo Group, made the announcement on LinkedIn. “This is an important milestone in our journey to accelerate the transition to sustainable transport. Venlo is one of Europe’s leading logistics hubs and ideally positioned for international trade,” the post reads.

Initially, Venlo plans to have four charging stations for electric trucks – two HPC columns with up to 400 kW. Further charging points are will added in the first quarter of 2024.

Milence also aims to operate attractive, clean and safe sites – not charging points in an unlit corner of a rest area. Accordingly, “Truck Parking Venlo is a newly built facility with existing amenities tailored to the needs of truck drivers.” The use of the toilets is free of charge, and there is also round-the-clock access to showers and a laundry room. The restaurant at the site is open from eight in the morning until 9 p.m.

At the end of last week, Kempower announced that it would be one of the hardware suppliers for Milence – initially for CCS products. Kempower also has a 400 kW model on offer. However, whether the Kempower charging pole will be used in Venlo is not yet known.

Milence – or officially Commercial Vehicle Charging Europe BV – plans to set up a European fast-charging network for heavy commercial vehicles such as long-haul trucks and coaches on behalf of its shareholders Daimler Truck, Traton and the Volvo Group. The goal is to install 1,700 such charging points within five years – i.e. by the end of 2027. (LinkedIn post), (info on the charging points in the comments)


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