A charging park for clients has been launched by Mercedes-Benz Trucks and its project partner, the services section of Netze BW, next to the Wörth am Rhein-based Application Information Center (BIC). Customers of electric trucks may now engage with on-site experts from Mercedes-Benz Trucks to create individualized charging solutions for their specific needs at the eTruck Charging Park, where they can also test charging stations and concepts from various manufacturers. Customers may make a smooth transition to e-mobility with the help of testing charging technologies and a wide variety of consultancy services.
“In the transition to e-mobility, our goal is to offer our customers more than simply an electric vehicle,” says Michael Scheib, Head of Product Management at Mercedes-Benz Trucks. Our goal is to offer a comprehensive service, covering both the consulting side and the charging infrastructure side of things. As part of this strategy, we’ve set up a charging park in Wörth to convince consumers what charging infrastructure tailored to their needs might look like.
Axel Hausen, head of significant e-mobility & special projects at Netze BW’s services division, notes that the success of electric heavy-duty transport depends on a number of things, including the development of the electric charging infrastructure. We are giving a great deal of knowledge about charging infrastructure and the energy industry through our parent company, EnBW. To facilitate the growth of electric heavy-duty transport, our team in Wörth is collaborating with investors including e-fleet operators, truck manufacturers, industrial and commercial customers, and municipalities to create customized charging solutions, with an emphasis on depot logistics.
It’s possible to try out a few charging solutions:
Six different charging stations ranging from 40 kW to 300 kW are available at the eTruck Charging Park. This park was designed to be flexible, allowing for the addition or removal of charging stations as the technology evolves. Therefore, it is feasible to set up an MCS charging station (megawatt charging system) as the following stage.
Customers are able to make an informed decision about their charging needs by viewing a variety of options in one convenient location. Concurrently, the eTruck Charging Park addresses critical concerns such as grid integration, on-site power generation, energy storage, and smart control of the charging procedure. To show how charging may be included in current logistics procedures to save money on energy, for instance. Customers may receive an instant sense of the efficacy, range, and charging capabilities of electric trucks through test driving the eActros 300/400 for heavy-duty distribution haulage. Customers can then use this as a jumping-off point to begin developing a comprehensive electric solution with the help of the specialists on-site. The charging park’s rooftop photovoltaic system demonstrates the feasibility of stationary storage as a reliable power source for charging stations.
Consulting that is open and honest aids customers in establishing charging infrastructure.
The eConsulting service is one of the main focuses of the eTruck Charging Park. Customers gain hands-on experience with e-mobility and its benefits, allowing them to better implement it in their own fleets and business operations. Customers require access to demo equipment and knowledgeable guidance in establishing their own charging infrastructure in order to successfully navigate the shift to e-mobility.
Author Md Tamzid Mahmud