Milence has announced its third public truck charging facility in Europe, this time in Heudebouville, within the logistics district south of Rouen, France. The hub occupies a strategic geographical position, positioned midway between Paris and Le Havre.


Source: Milence

Scheduled to commence operations in April 2024, the new Charging hub comes after Milence unveiled a similar hub in Venlo, Netherlands, and the company’s announcement it had entered into an agreement with the Port of Antwerp-Bruges for a site in Belgium.

The Rouen hub strategically serves vehicles traveling to key logistic hubs in Normandy, such as Le Havre, Caen, Dieppe, and Rouen itself. Conveniently situated just four minutes from the A13 motorway in southern Rouen, the hub is accessible to trucks of all brands. Moreover, additional amenities will be provided at the Rouen hub to enhance the rest and recharge experience for drivers.

Milence’s, formed as a joint-venture company between Volvo Group, Traton and Daimler, focuses on creating green corridors for road transport that connect vital logistics charging points. Ensuring an optimal recharge and rest experience for truck drivers is a key consideration in the design of these charging hubs. The development of the Rouen hub will proceed in two phases.

During the first phase, slated for completion in April 2024, the hub will be equipped with four high-performance Combined Charging Systems (CCS) chargers, each capable of providing up to 400kW of charging power. Additionally, the hub will feature signature Milence architecture and offer additional facilities such as restrooms, showers, and a restaurant (not managed by Milence) on-site. The subsequent phase will involve the addition of more charging bays, with plans to install the first Megawatt Charging System (MSC) chargers.

”The new charging hub in Rouen is strategically located in a key logistic area in the northern France, between Paris and Le Havre. We see the growing need in the market for a reliable charging network for electric heavy-duty vehicles in Europe. With the charging hub in Rouen and our future roadmap, our plan to establish high-performance green corridors open to all vehicles is taking more shape,” said Anja van Niersen, CEO of Milence.