Milence, the charging joint venture between Daimler, Traton and Volvo, has announced the establishment of its second charging hub in the Netherlands. This new facility, located at Hessenpoort business park in Zwolle, is set to become operational by December 2024. The hub aims to provide a reliable charging solution for all battery-electric heavy-duty trucks, regardless of their brand.


Source: Milence

Hessenpoort business park in Zwolle is a significant logistics hub, housing a diverse range of businesses from logistics and distribution centres to manufacturing plants and service providers. The park emphasises sustainable development and green technologies, aligning with Milence’s commitment to a fossil-free future. The hub’s proximity to the A28 and A50 highways makes it a crucial node on the North Sea-Baltic corridor, connecting major seaports like Rotterdam and Hamburg.

The Charging hub in Zwolle will be developed in two phases. Construction will commence in September, with the first phase scheduled to be operational by December 2024:

First Phase: This phase includes the installation of four Combined Charging System (CCS) chargers, supporting eight charging bays. Milence plans to upgrade to Megawatt Charging System (MCS) technology, adding one MCS Charger for two charging bays as soon as the technology becomes available. The hub will offer various amenities such as sanitary facilities, a drivers’ lounge, and vending machines. It will also feature security measures, including fencing, lighting, and camera surveillance.

Second Phase: This phase will expand the facility with additional MCS chargers and up to sixteen charging bays. More sanitary facilities and vending machines will also be added.

“This is another important milestone in our mission to create a comprehensive charging network throughout Europe,” explained Milence CEO, Anja van Niersen. ”With the operational hub in Venlo and the recent opening of the hub in Port of Antwerp-Bruges, our expansion in the Benelux region will provide strong support to logistics companies and shippers. This network will enable the operation of multiple electric routes, assisting businesses in achieving their sustainability goals.”