The first open-access facility in the Nordic region for electric charging and hydrogen gas for heavy goods vehicles will become operational at the Port of Gothenburg from 2022, as part of a series of measures set by the port to speed up the transition to fossil-free transport.
he move is part of the Tranzero Initiative, a collaborative venture between the Volvo Group, Scania, Stena Line AB, and the Gothenburg Port Authority, aiming to speed up the transition to fossil-free transport to and from the port. The port aims to reduce carbon emissions from transport to and from the port by 70% through to 2030. On the land side, carbon emissions in the Gothenburg area will need to be cut by 23,000 tonnes if this goal is to be achieved.
Within the Tranzero Initiative, a whole series of measures have been employed to transform the transport system. These will be put into effect in the next 1-2 years, followed by further measures farther down the line. These measures will be presented in detail as and when they are ready to be rolled out.
The first open-access facility in the Nordic region for electric charging and hydrogen gas for heavy goods vehicles will therefore mark the introduction of the emissions-reduction measures. The fuel company Circle K will run the station, which will offer charging points, hydrogen gas pumps, and bio-based liquefied fuels.
We have been working for a number of years to bring about the transition to fossil-free fuels for passenger cars with the aid of liquefied fuel alternatives and charging points. We are now moving to the next stage with charging points and hydrogen gas for heavy goods vehicles. This is a significant step in the move towards a world that is independent of fossil fuels,
…said Johan Söderberg, Director Fuel at Circle K.
Charging points and hydrogen filling facilities will be developed in stages and will be available in 2022 and 2023/24 respectively. The system will then be expanded with the addition of more locations and increased capacity to keep pace with demand.
The station will be at Vädermotet at the Port of Gothenburg, which is strategically located beside the main roads leading into and out of the port.