EV Charging & Hydrogen Filling Station at Port of Gothenburg
A set of measures to speed up the transition to fossil-free transport, is about to be put into action at the Port of Gothenburg. The initial step: the first open-access facility in the Nordic region for electric charging and hydrogen gas for heavy goods vehicles, will become operational in 2022. The station will be located at Vädermotet at the Port of Gothenburg, which is strategically located beside the main roads leading into and out of the port. Photo: Gothenburg Port Authority.
In February the Tranzero Initiative was presented, a collaborative venture between the Volvo Group, Scania, Stena Line AB, and the Gothenburg Port Authority. The aim is to speed up the transition to fossil-free transport to and from the port. An extensive study of land transport flows to and from the port was launched – now, a plan of measures is being executed that will put theory into practice.
The port aims to reduce carbon emissions from transport to and from the port by 70% through to 2030. On the land side, carbon emissions in the Gothenburg area will need to be cut by 23,000 tonnes if this goal is to be achieved.
The first open-access facility in the Nordic region for electric charging and hydrogen gas for heavy goods vehicles
Electric power available for heavy goods vehicles: 2022
Hydrogen gas available for heavy goods vehicles: 2023-24
Charging points for heavy goods vehicles: 10
Maximum power capacity: 350 kW-1 MW (fully developed)
Hydrogen gas pumps for heavy goods vehicles: 1
Hydrogen gas capacity: 720 kg, approximately 15 trucks/24 hours (fully developed)