Dubai: Hitachi Energy has won an order to supply the first charging infrastructure for electric truck fleets in the UAE, it said on Tuesday.
The order from Admiral Global DMCC, an e-mobility and energy solutions provider, will make it possible for fleets of commercial trucks in the middle-mile category to recharge simultaneously in a single location.
The charging infrastructure, expected to be in operation by the end of 2023, will be used by multiple fleet operators that lease electric trucks from the Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba Group, a transport and mobility solutions provider.
“We are delighted to help the UAE take a further step on its journey towards a sustainable transportation future by providing the region’s first charging infrastructure for electric truck fleets,” said Niklas Persson, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy’s Grid Integration business. “Our pathbreaking Grid-eMotion Fleet infrastructure will enable fleet operators to switch from diesel to long-range, low-carbon electric trucks.”
Grid-eMotion Fleet offers a unique range of benefits for fleet operators of trucks or buses. This grid-code compliant and space-saving grid-to-plug solution provides fast charging to maximise the use of each vehicle. It can be installed in new and existing logistics centres and scaled flexibly as the fleet gets bigger and greener.
“Our long-standing relationship with Admiral Global DMCC is a testament to our commitment to working closely with our customers to address their unique needs and provide innovative solutions that promote a carbon-neutral and sustainable future,” said Dr. Mostafa AlGuezeri, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy for the UAE, Gulf, Near East, and Pakistan. “As we look forward to COP28 in Dubai, we remain committed to supporting the global community in its efforts to combat climate change and achieve a net-zero future. We are committed to positively impacting today’s generations and those to come.”
The Grid-eMotion portfolio comprises two unique, innovative solutions - Fleet and Flash that offer higher availability and reliability than conventional solutions.
Grid-eMotion Flash is a uniquely fast charging solution that uses the highest power input possible to flash-charge buses within seconds at selected bus stops, along the route. At the same time, passengers get on and off the vehicle.
Grid-eMotion Fleet is a centralised charging solution based on modular high-power DC converter topologies. The well-proven 1 MW centralised system, based on modular 100 kW charging converters, can be engineered to deliver charging following the recently evolving Megawatt Charging System (MCS) interface.