Milence is set to open its second charging hub in France, located in Perpignan, in September 2024. This new hub, which is the first greenfield site for Milence in France, aims to provide essential rest and recharge facilities for truck drivers along the A9 highway, a crucial route connecting Southern Europe.


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This announcement follows the launch of Milence’s first French Charging hub near Rouen in April 2024. Both hubs reflect Milence’s commitment to promoting fossil-free road transport by establishing green corridors. These hubs are designed to meet the energy needs of electric trucks and enhance the rest and recharge experience for drivers.

The Perpignan hub, located 40 km from the Spanish border, is situated in a key industrial zone crucial for the shipping of fruit and vegetables across the region and Europe.

The hub’s development will occur in two phases. The first phase, set for completion in September 2024, includes the construction of charging infrastructure and on-site facilities such as toilets and showers. Initially, it will feature three CCS (Combined Charging System) charging points servicing six bays, each offering up to 400kW of charging power.

The second phase will add more MCS (Megawatt Charging System) charging points to significantly boost the hub’s capacity and charging speed.

Upon completion, the hub will showcase Milence’s distinctive design, including the Milence arch and canopies, alongside additional driver facilities. Milence charging hubs are accessible to all truck brands, and the Milence app enables drivers to locate hubs and make payments easily.

Anja van Niersen, CEO of Milence, stated: “We are pleased to expand our network with the development of our second charging hub in France. This site in Perpignan will strengthen our presence along key corridors, supporting electric road transport between logistics hubs in southern France and Spain. Our commitment to building sustainable charging infrastructure across Europe remains steadfast, and each new development marks significant progress.”