Shell has connected high-performance charging stations for trucks to the grid at the Georgswerder Bogen service station in the Port of Hamburg.
The charging stations have a capacity of 360kW and will enable electric trucks to be charged with 100% renewable energy via the Shell Card. This move complements the existing range of Shell depot charging facilities and gives the go-ahead for the development of a nationwide charging network. Shell plans to build the charging infrastructure at important transport hubs in Germany by 2025, with the next truck charging station to be located in Hanover.
Sönke Kleymann, Managing Director of euroShell Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, said the company wants to be the decarbonisation partner of choice and help its customers reduce their CO2 footprint. Shell already offers fuel card customers the option of supplying themselves with LNG, bio-LNG, and hydrogen in addition to fuel-efficient Shell FuelSave Diesel.
“In its transformation to a zero-emission port, the Port of Hamburg is focusing on electromobility, among other things. As an infrastructure service provider, it is of particular interest to HPA to set up enough charging stations at central hubs for heavy-duty traffic. For this reason, the installation of the e-charging station for trucks is a milestone for Shell, but also for us as the Port of Hamburg on the way to a green future,” says Myriel Newerla, Head of the Office of the Management Board of the Hamburg Port Authority.