Milence, a joint venture between Daimler Truck, the TRATON GROUP, and Volvo Group, has announced the development of its first charging hub in the Nordics, situated in Varberg, Sweden. 


Source: Milence

The company aims to contribute to a fossil-free future for road transport by establishing a large-scale public electric charging network across Europe for heavy-duty vehicles and buses.

Varberg, strategically positioned between Gothenburg and Malmö in southwest Sweden, serves as an ideal location for the charging hub. It caters to the needs of haulers and heavy-duty vehicle drivers, being conveniently located near exit 55 along the E6 motorway. The hub, like all other Milence charging hubs, will be accessible to trucks of all brands.

The development of the charging hub in Varberg signifies the first step towards electrifying transport routes in the Nordics. Milence aims to establish green corridors for road transport that connect key logistical points, facilitating a smoother transition to electric vehicles. Additionally, the company intends to enhance the charging experience by providing facilities such as lounges, showers, and toilets for drivers at its hubs.

The Varberg charging hub will be developed in two phases. Initially, it will feature eight charging bays equipped with high-performance Combined Charging Systems (CCS) chargers, each capable of providing up to 400 kW of charging power. Subsequently, more charging bays will be added, along with plans to install Megawatt Charging Systems (MSC) chargers for faster and more reliable charging.

Anja van Niersen, CEO of Milence, expressed her enthusiasm about the first hub in Sweden: “Recently, we announced multiple sites in Western Europe, and I am delighted we can now announce the development of our first site in the Nordics. The new charging hub in Varberg is strategically located in a key logistics area in the south-west of Sweden, between Gothenburg and Malmö. Through our future roadmap, our initiative to create high-performance green corridors across Europe is gaining momentum. We have more plans to expand our network with several key sites this upcoming year, some of which are already under contract and in development, and all of which are located along key strategic areas and open to all trucks.”