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Milence Unveils France’s First Heavy-Duty Electric Charging Hub

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Milence has unveiled the inauguration of France’s first charging hub in Heudebouville, located in the

Milence has unveiled the inauguration of France’s first charging hub in Heudebouville, located in the Eure department (27). Milence pledges to expedite the shift to electric transportation for heavy-duty vehicles. It is spearheading the deployment of Europe’s premier widespread public electric charging infrastructure catering to heavy-duty vehicles and buses.

The first key logistic hub in France

At the end of the last year, Milence announced an agreement with Port of Antwerp-Bruges in Belgium and opened the first logistic charging hub in Venlo in the Netherlands. Today, Milence announces the development of the first Milence’ charging hub in France

The charging hub is strategically located for haulers and heavy-duty vehicle drivers who travel to Paris and other key logistic hubs in the Normandy Region: Le Havre (France’s second largest port), Caen, Dieppe, and Rouen. The charging hub is located four minutes from the A13 motorway in South of Rouen.

The hub in Rouen as well as all Milence charging hubs are open to all trucks regardless of brand. In addition, there will be additional facilities at the hub in Rouen to facilitate an optimal rest & recharge experience,

The development of the charging hub in Rouen

At the core of Milence’s mission is the commitment to a fossil-free future for road transport. To achieve this, Milence is developing its network with a focus on creating green corridors for road transport that connect key logistics charging points. At the same time, creating an optimal recharge and rest experience for truck drivers is an important design feature of the charging hubs. The development of the charging hub in Rouen will be carried out in two phases.

  • The first phase marks the opening of the charging hub in Rouen and is expected to be operational in April 2024. The hub will be equipped with four high-performance Combined Charging Systems (CCS) chargers, providing up to 400 kW of charging power each. The hub will also have the signature Milence arch and on site there will be additional facilities for drivers to rest, like toilets, showers, and a restaurant (not managed by Milence).
  • The second phase will include additional charging bays. Milence aims also to install its first Megawatt Charging System (MSC) chargers during this phase.

Anja van Niersen, CEO of Milence, expressed her enthusiasm about the new hub, stating: “The new charging hub in Rouen is strategically located in a key logistic area in the northern France, between Paris and Le Havre. We see the growing need in the market for a reliable charging network for electric heavy-duty vehicles in Europe. With the charging hub in Rouen and our future roadmap, our plan to establish high-performance green corridors open to all vehicles is taking more shape.

Anja van Niersen continues: “The development of the Rouen site is part of the network expansion in Europe. Milence is committed to accelerating the transition to fossil-free transport, with people at the heart of our business. The sustainable solutions we develop are designed to provide truck drivers with an optimal rest and recharge experience. We have plans to expand our network with several key sites, some of which are already under contract and in development, and all of which are located along key strategic areas”.

SOURCE: Milence

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