Milence has announced the expansion of its operations into the French market with the completion of the first phase of its charging hub in Heudebouville, located 40km south of Rouen. Scheduled for completion by the end of the year, the second phase will include additional charging bays and amenities.


Source: Milence

Situated in the logistics district of Agglomeration Seine Eure, the Charging hub strategically caters to trucks travelling between Paris and key logistic hubs in the Normandy region, such as Le Havre, Caen, Dieppe, and Rouen. Positioned just four minutes from the A13 motorway, the site offers convenient access for trucks and serves as a secure stopping point without deviating from their route.

The charging hub features four high-performance Combined Charging System (CCS) chargers on four bays, with adjacent facilities including toilets, showers, and a restaurant. Milence plans to transition to Megawatt Charging System (MCS) technology in the second phase, providing additional charging bays and tailored facilities for truck drivers.

Accessible to trucks of all brands, the hub accepts various e-Mobility Service Providers (eMSPs) for payment, ensuring compatibility across the market. Milence has developed a user-friendly app for customers to locate charging hubs and make payments seamlessly. The default charging tariff is set at €0.40 per kWh (£0.35), excluding VAT and transactional costs, with any changes communicated through official channels. 

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Anja van Niersen, CEO, Milence

Source: Milence Press Office

“With the opening of Heudebouville, Milence opens its second charging hub in Europe and expands its operations to the French market. The hub is one example of our roadmap for the future, says Anja van Niersen, CEO at Milence. “Over the past two years we have extensively prepared our organisation, developed the right technology, and secured sites in 15 countries. We are now in full roll-out and this is just the beginning. Further expansion in several key locations along major logistics routes will follow in the coming months.”