Energy storage systems help Volvo truck dealerships to electrify

Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland planned to install high-powered charge points at two of its service workshops for battery-powered HGVs and buses – Volvo Truck and Bus North & Scotland in Carlisle and Volvo Truck & Bus Centre London North, in Enfield. However, they found that neither site had a high enough import capacity from the grid to power the chargers.

The transition to all-electric trucks requires charge points that can be up to 50 times more powerful than fast chargers for cars. This places a much bigger strain on energy supplies than car charging – with many organisations lacking the available electricity capacity to install the charging they require.

Connected Energy, a global leader in second-life battery energy storage systems, worked with each site to install their innovative 300kW E-STOR system. The systems will provide enough power to ensure both facilities can run high-capacity charging points – 350kW and five 22kW electric car chargers for courtesy cars and vans for Enfield, while at Carlisle E-STOR will support a 150kW truck charge point and two 22kW electric car chargers for courtesy cars and vans.