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Milence announces its third charging hub in Sweden, located in Åstorp

3 June 2024
Astorp site phase 2
Astorp site phase 2

Amsterdam, June 3rd 2024 – Milence, the joint venture between Daimler Truck, the TRATON GROUP and the Volvo Group announces its third charging hub in Sweden located in Åstorp. Milence is committed to a fossil-free future for road transport. To achieve this, the company is rolling out the first large-scale public electric charging network across Europe for heavy duty vehicles and buses.

Strategically Placed for Optimal Accessibility 

The new charging hub is located in a newly built logistics centre in one of Sweden’s largest and most innovative logistics regions, Helsingborg. The hub is close to the E4 motorway, the main logistics route to Stockholm.

Åstorp is a municipality of the future where it is easy for companies to establish themselves and grow, and Milence is happy to contribute to that growth and have such a strong support here.

The strategic location of the charging hub not only improves accessibility for logistics operations but also underlines the region’s commitment to sustainable transport as a key node on the busy Malmö-Gothenburg route.

Milence Astorp phase 1

Two phases of development in Åstorp

The development of the Åstorp charging hub will proceed in two phases:

Phase 1: will launch with 4 charging bays equipped with high-performance Combined Charging System (CCS) chargers, each capable of delivering up to 400 kW of power.

Phase 2: will expand to 11 charging bays. Besides the CCS chargers, Milence plans to install Megawatt Charging System (MCS) chargers at the hub in Åstorp as soon as the technology becomes available for faster and even more reliable charging.

The Åstorp hub will also offer various amenities such as a lounge, showers and toilets to enhance the customer experience.

Anja van Niersen, CEO at Milence, stated: “With the launch of our third Swedish charging hub in Åstorp, we are on the move, and I am delighted to accelerate the expansion of our network in the Nordics. Strategically located in the Helsingborg logistics region, close to the E4 motorway, this new hub reinforces our commitment to establishing high-performance green corridors across Europe. We have ambitious plans to further expand our network to several key locations to ensure that all electric trucks have a reliable and accessible public network where they can charge.”

About Milence

Milence is dedicated to making the future of road transport fossil-free. To realize this vision, Milence is building a reliable charging network for all battery-electric heavy-duty trucks and coaches, regardless of brand. By 2027, Milence aims to have at least 1,700 high-performance charging points across Europe.

With an initial focus on 15 markets and operational hubs already open in several key locations, Milence is rapidly expanding its network to ensure that heavy-duty electric vehicles can operate seamlessly across the continent, supporting the transition to a sustainable and efficient transport system.

Established in July 2022 as a joint venture between Daimler Truck, the TRATON GROUP, and the Volvo Group, Milence operates as an independent, stand-alone company with an initial funding of €500 million.