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Grid integration of charging infrastructure for heavy commercial vehicles

As part of the decarbonization of the commercial vehicle segment, battery electric drives are also becoming increasingly important in heavy goods transport. In order to ensure a demand-oriented and widespread supply for the vehicles in the future, decisions must be made in the short term for the development of the charging infrastructure and its integration into the power grids. In contrast to the charging infrastructure in the passenger car segment, the commercial vehicle sector requires significantly higher power classes in connection with the necessary charging infrastructure, which often require corresponding connections to the high-voltage grid.

To provide the necessary grid connections, possible locations and power requirements must be identified in accordance with the forecast demands so that the respective grid operators can plan any necessary grid connection upgrades and implement them in time. Because of the long planning and approval periods of up to 10 years related to the realization of high-voltage connections, it will be critical to success to plan backwards, starting with the end point. Based on the Master Plan Charging Infrastructure II which was presented by the federal government with 2035 as the target for battery electric commercial vehicles, specific actions are to be derived and implemented in connection with the development of the initial and subsequent charging networks - in the form of a cooperation between the state government of Baden-Württemberg, the grid operators and the charging infrastructure operators.

In addition, the results of a study on the "Needs and Location Analysis for the State-wide Charging of Electric Trucks in Baden-Württemberg", which was commissioned by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport, should also be taken into account when defining the needs for action.

Parties Involved

  • Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg
  • Ministry of Transport Baden-Württemberg
  • Daimler Truck AG
  • Nationale Organisation Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellentechnologie (NOW) - National Centre for Charging Infrastructure
  • Netze BW GmbH