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Feasibility study on pilot charging and refueling infrastructures for long-haul trucks – VorPiLaTes

The objective of the VorPiLaTes mission is the feasibility study for a pilot charging station for high-capacity fast-charging operations as well as for gaseous and liquid refueling of hydrogen for battery electric and fuel cell trucks at a suitable location in Baden-Württemberg.

The primary goal of the preliminary project is to identify a suitable location for the main project. It will also assess the state of the art and the development of standards as well as the current and future market availability of an infrastructure of high-capacity fast-charging and refueling stations for long-distance trucks. Space requirements will be analyzed, an infrastructure layout created, and capacity requirements defined. In addition, studies will be conducted on the expansion of the infrastructure for climate-friendly trucks in Baden-Württemberg.


  • Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg
  • Daimler Truck AG
  • EnBW Energy Baden-Württemberg AG
  • e-mobil BW GmbH
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems Research ISE
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
  • H2 MOBILITY Germany GmbH & Co. KG
  • Netze BW GmbH