Photo: GLC press materials

Sweden’s largest private charging station for electric trucks is coming to Gothenburg

The construction of Sweden's largest private charging station for electrified trucks is already underway at Västsvenska GLC (Göteborgs Lastbilcentral). The facility boasts 15 charging points and is due to open in December of this year.

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The 8 million SEK facility is designed to handle a total of 1,500 amps and 1 megawatt. Borlänge-based company Kalema E-Mobility has been commissioned to realise the project.

Commenting on the announcement, Martin Salenius, CEO of GLC, said:

“We are very happy to be able to make it easier for our stakeholders to choose more sustainable transport solutions. The charging station is a milestone for us and a piece of the puzzle in the paradigm shift taking place in the transport sector. We will reduce CO2 emissions by 70% by 2026 compared to 2010 levels. The national goal for the transport sector is 2030. We also aim to be climate neutral by 2035. The national goal here is 2045.”

Martin Götesson, CEO of Kalema E-Mobility AB, added:

“GLC are incredibly professional to work with. The charging solution is very advanced, GLC has thought of it. The hardware from Finnish firm Kempower is top class and cutting edge. We are very proud and happy to be part of GLC’s future development.”

Kempower CEO Tomi Ristimäki also commented as follows:

“The new charging hub at Gothenburg Truck Center is once again an example of the electrification of trucking and logistics operations and a demonstration of what can be achieved through Nordic cooperation. Kempower’s strength is dynamic power management and an advanced cloud-based SaaS solution, specially designed to optimize the Total Cost of Ownership. With our intelligent power distribution, the power is dynamically balanced to meet charging needs both overnight and during the day.”

Finally, Bengt Johansson, senior advisor and project manager at GLC, stated:

“The location of the station is carefully thought out and meets our co-owners’ and drivers’ needs for accessibility and planning. Payment takes place via our app or regular tank card. The station is for GLC’s co-owners and drivers, as well as to some extent our partners.”