TotalEnergies launches in-depot charging service for electric trucks
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TotalEnergies launches in-depot charging service for electric trucks

TotalEnergies has introduced an in-depot electric truck charging service at SOLUTRANS, the biennial trade fair for haulage and urban transport professionals, being held in Lyon, France this week. This new service aims to install and supervise customised charging infrastructure tailored to the needs of transporters, supporting their transition to electric mobility.

With the increasing driving range of electric trucks for urban and regional deliveries (150 to 500 kilometres per day), TotalEnergies has developed an in-depot charging service. This service involves the installation and supervision of charge points designed to efficiently respond to the specific needs of transporters. The solution includes:

  • Charge points to optimise the time trucks are parked in the depot (generally 12 hours) to effectively recharge the battery to 100%.
  • Ultra-fast charge points (up to 400 kW) for additional charging needs.

In an end-to-end approach, TotalEnergies will collaborate with customers to determine the size of the required charging infrastructure for their fleets, install the charge points, supply green electricity, provide management and supervision tools, along with a smart charging solution to optimise fleet charging, and offer 24/7 customer support.

Expansion along Europe’s road corridors

In addition to serving transporters’ charging needs within their depots, TotalEnergies plans to install charge points along Europe’s road corridors starting in 2024. These will include high-power charge points (HPC1) during mandatory breaks on long trips and slow charge points at rest areas to charge while drivers are sleeping.

Mathieu Soulas, senior vice president, New Mobilities & Marketing at TotalEnergies, emphasised the importance of developing infrastructure and providing transporters with low-carbon solutions 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,” Soulas said.