TotalEnergies has launched an in-depot charging service for electric trucks at the SOLUTRANS road and urban transportation trade show.
The new solution will include the company installing and supervising customised charging infrastructure adapted to transporters’ needs to support their transition to electric mobility.
Electric trucks now have sufficient driving range to handle urban and regional deliveries — 150 to 500 kilometres per day — and TotalEnergies has developed an in-depot charging service that comprises the installation and supervision of charge points that offer an efficient, tailored response to transporters’ specific needs.
The solutions includes charge point and ultra-fast charge points.
The charge points will optimise the time trucks are parked in the depot (generally 12 hours) to effectively recharge batteries to full capacity, while the ultra-fast charge points will deliver up to 400 kilowatts of power for extra charging needs.
TotalEnergies will work with customers to determine the size of charging infrastructure needed for their fleets, install the charge points and supply green electricity, provide management and supervision tools along with a smart charging solution to optimise fleet charging, as well as offer 24/7 customer support.
To serve transporters’ charging needs outside their depots, TotalEnergies will also install charge points along Europe’s road corridors starting in 2024.
These will include high power charge points during mandatory breaks on long trips and slow charge points at rest areas to charge while drivers are sleeping.
TotalEnergies Senior Vice President New Mobilities & Marketing Mathieu Soulas said it was critical to develop infrastructure and provide transporters with low-carbon solutions in order to decarbonise road transportation on a large scale.
“Backed by our close ties with the transport sector and our strong position in electric mobility in Europe, TotalEnergies has developed a solution tailored to transporters’ needs to support them in their fleet management and energy transition,” said Soulas.