Denmark to invest millions in electric truck charging stations

Denmark to invest millions in electric truck charging stations — 2023-11-20

Land transportation

The initial fast-charging sites are slated to be operational by 2025, and will be situated along major highways with a combined capacity of 133 MW. 

These locations, including areas like Randers, Herning, Vejle, Padborg, and Køge, aim to support electric truck infrastructure, with additional parks rolling out progressively until 2030. 

“The establishment of the charging parks will take place through government tenders, where private companies can submit offers for the construction of charging parks in competition on market terms,” the Danish Transport Ministry announced last month.

The project, backed by a 683 m DKK investment, aligns with EU regulations for expanding electric vehicle and hydrogen charging networks, which mandate member countries to install EV charging stations every 60 km on major EU routes by 2026, offering 400 kW, increasing to 600 kW by 2028. For trucks and buses, charging stations must be at every 120 km on half of the main EU roads by 2028, with 1,400 kW to 2,800 kW power output.

Denmark only has two public charging areas for electric lorries at present, in contrast with diesel trucks, which can top up at over 2,200 public fuel stations.