Circle K has added 16 heavy-duty vehicle Charging points to its network in Sweden, further enhancing the country’s electric truck charging infrastructure. Located in Hudiksvall, Mantorp, Malmö, Spillepengen, and Bollebygd, these charging stations contribute to Circle K’s growing network of truck charging hubs strategically positioned along key transit routes.
All 16 chargers deliver a maximum power of 360kW, ensuring efficient charging for electric trucks. Circle K leverages existing rest stops, providing additional amenities such as shops, bathrooms, and secure parking, offering drivers a comprehensive rest and recharge experience during transit.
The Swedish Energy Agency has played a key role in financing these new charging stations as part of the Regional Electrification Pilots for Heavy Transport framework. However, the specific investment figures from both the agency and Circle K remain undisclosed.
This expansion follows Circle K’s previous openings in June, where 20 new charging points for electric trucks were reported. The company now boasts a total of 50 charging stations in Sweden, with plans to operate 90 by the next year. As part of its forward-looking strategy, Circle K intends to install two-megawatt chargers and introduce hydrogen facilities at selected locations through the E-Charge project, partly funded by the Swedish government agency Vinnova.
Lennart Olsson, responsible for charging heavy traffic at Circle K, emphasised the company’s leadership in charging infrastructure for heavy traffic. While Circle K is a key provider of fast chargers for electric trucks in Sweden, other entities, such as the Port of Gothenburg, are also contributing to the country’s growing electric truck infrastructure.
The port operator and Göteborg Energi recently inaugurated four charging points with a capacity of up to 350kW at the port. This development aligns with the increasing prioritisation of electric trucks in the region, acknowledging the pivotal role electric transportation plays in sustainable logistics.
As the electric truck charging network expands in Sweden, these initiatives underscore the industry’s commitment to creating a robust and accessible infrastructure, facilitating the widespread adoption of electric heavy-duty vehicles.