Sweden will require 1,200 EV charging stations by 2030 to accommodate an increasing number of heavy electrified trucks, according to a new report by Power Circle.
Many of the charging stations will likely be at logistics centres, sea ports and alongside major Swedish roads used by long-distance vehicles.
Power Circle, a Swedish non-profit organisation focused on electrification and power system transition, estimates that Sweden will have 12,500 EV trucks on the road by 2030, equivalent to 15% of the country’s total fleet. Some of the heavy electric trucks will be modified from their original internal combustion systems.
Power Circle brings together experts and stakeholders from trade, research and development, the academic and legal world as well as government energy to stimulate investment for research and development into electrification of vehicles.
Power Circle, along with Dansk Elbil Alliance and IUC SYD, has set up the ScandELivery project to help in the transition to the electrification of heavy and light goods vehicles.
The project is part-financed by the EU program Interreg-ÖKS and has been operating in Sweden’s southern Öresund-Kattegatt-Skagerrak region since last year and will run until next year. Network meetings are published regularly on the project 's website.
The aims are to examine the best ways to set up a EV system, which also includes how to encourage vehicle manufacturers to develop and transport companies to purchase EVs. A final report will be delivered that that deals with opportunities for electrifying goods and freight transport, alternatives for charging as well as mapping of electricity networks and transport nodes.
Importantly, there will be “concrete examples” of good solutions to prevent the electricity supply network’s capacity from slowing down the switch to electrified transport.
The Dansk Elbil Alliance consists of member companies from the entire value chain for electric cars, including energy companies, component suppliers, charging infrastructure operators, electric car manufacturers, knowledge institutions and companies that use electric cars.
IUC Syd is a cluster operation for manufacturing companies that is supported by Sweden’s Skåne Region council that includes the city of Malmo. IUC Syd has been backing e-mobility projects since 2005.