Tempcon Group and its subsidiary Tommy Nordbergh Åkeri were early adopters of electric vehicles for distribution. The next step is now to also electrify the longer transports. An expanded charging infrastructure is a prerequisite for the transition to electric vehicles to work in practice. Something that contributes to the climate goals of reduced emissions of greenhouse gases. According to the Swedish Transport Administration, the desired distance between fast charging stations is between sixty to a hundred kilometres. The shorter distance is part of an EU agreement where charging stations for light and heavy vehicles must be located at least every sixty kilometres on the core network of the trans-European transport network, TEN-T. This includes European roads and certain national roads.
A couple of weeks ago, the shovel was put in the ground in Viringe outside Mjölby for one of Europe’s first stations for rapid charging of electric trucks. The facility is expected to be put into operation in June next year. For passenger cars, a network of charging stations has quickly been built up. Now the first steps are being taken towards building a charging infrastructure also for heavy traffic. It is Tekniska verken and Scania that are behind the investment in Mjölby.
The station will receive the new international charging standard MCS, which stands for Megawatt Charging System. It means that a truck can fully charge in 45 minutes. Fully developed, the station will have ten charging points, some of which will also have the lower standard CCS, which provides 350 kW of continuous charging. Adjacent to the charging station, a truck parking lot and a service building with a shower and toilet will also be built.