Neste Corporation, News, 13 February 2024
Photo: Volvo Trucks
Neste accelerates the electrification of heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) by opening its first high-power charging stations for its business customers with heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) in Finland. The service will be available in the second half of 2024 at the Neste Janakkala Linnatuuli service station, located along the main highway 3.
HDVs produce more than one third of road traffic emissions in Finland. The high-power charging service for HDVs that is located outside company premises and depot areas complements Neste’s portfolio of solutions offered in Finland to support the transition to lower-emission transport.
“Our renewable fuels, Neste Lataus electric vehicle charging solutions for company depots and business locations, and Neste MY Uusiutuva LatausTM high-power charging service for light and medium-duty EVs are now complemented by a new solution that helps our customers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The high-power charging service for HDVs we are opening at the Neste Janakkala Linnatuuli service station, is a pilot that we are happy to develop in collaboration with our partners DB Schenker and Volvo Trucks. Based on our customers’ needs, we will plan where to expand our high-power charging service for HDVs, which requires considerable investments,” says Risto Karppinen heading Sustainable Growth in Neste’s Marketing & Services business unit.
“More and more logistics companies have started to invest in electric heavy duty solutions. It is great news that Neste will open a high-power charging service for HDVs at the Neste Linnatuuli station. Its location between the capital region and Tampere supports our customers and helps them optimize the charging of their electric HDV as efficiently as possible, especially when driving with large total weights. The target of Volvo Trucks is that half of its global sales of new HDVs is electric in 2030,” says Janne Silvonen, Commercial and Technical Manager Electromobility, Volvo Finland Ab.
“Electric heavy-duty vehicles, such as DB Schenker’s first full-electric high-capacity truck in Finland, represent a significant stride towards zero-emission logistics. The high-power charging service at the Neste Janakkala Linnatuuli station improves the accessibility of charging for heavy electric fleets along a major highway in Finland. Therefore, it supports DB Schenker in meeting the rising customer demands for more environmentally responsible transportation. Through this partnership with Neste and Volvo Trucks, we are not just substantially reducing emissions, but also exemplifying our dedication to sustainable logistics and steering the entire industry towards more environmentally friendly solutions,” says Harald Knaapinen, Head of Land Transport, DB Schenker Finland.
Located on highway 3, the high-power charging stations for HDVs at the Neste Janakkala Linnatuuli service station are designed and dimensioned to serve large vehicles and to be user-friendly for the drivers. The charging stations include drive-through parking spaces that can accommodate long combination vehicles, and the first liquid-cooled satellite chargers in Finland allow continuous, high-power charging at 400 kW. The public Neste MY Uusiutuva Lataus, Neste’s high-power charging service for light and medium-duty EVs, will also be opened at the Neste Janakkala Linnatuuli service station in 2024. This will bring the service station’s total charging capacity to 1,600 kW, and it can be increased further according to customers’ needs.
“We have focused on safety and a good customer experience in the design of our high-power charging service. At our service station, the high-power charging station for HDV’s will be located close to the highway to allow a quick recharge of the vehicle, while the drivers can refill their own energy reserves at the station’s restaurant. Customer feedback has indicated that these are priorities for professional drivers who are often on a tight schedule,” says Karppinen.
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Neste in brief
Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. The company refines waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials.
As the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and a forerunner in developing renewable and circular feedstock solutions for polymers and chemicals, Neste helps its customers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030.
The company’s ambition is to make the Porvoo oil refinery in Finland the most sustainable refinery in Europe by 2030. Neste is committed to reaching carbon-neutral production by 2035, and will reduce the carbon emission intensity of sold products by 50% by 2040. Neste has also set high standards for biodiversity, human rights and the supply chain. The company has consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. In 2023, Neste's revenue stood at EUR 22.9 billion. Read more: neste.com
Volvo Trucks in brief
Volvo Trucks supplies complete transport solutions for discerning professional customers with its full range of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Customer support is provided via a global network of dealers with 2,200 service points in about 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 12 countries across the globe. In 2023 approximately 145,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. Volvo Trucks’ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care.
DB Schenker in brief
With around 76,600 employees at more than 1,850 locations in over 130 countries, DB Schenker is one of the world’s leading logistics service providers. The company operates land, air, and ocean transportation services, and it also offers comprehensive logistics and global supply chain management solutions from a single source. Aiming for a sustainable future of the logistics industry, DB Schenker continuously invests in innovative transport solutions, renewable energies, and low-emission products for its customers.