SSE Energy Solutions is set to build its first fully electric charging hub for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) at Tyseley Energy Park in Birmingham, West Midlands.
The hub, located minutes from the busy A45 in the east of the city, will accommodate up to four electric HGVs at a time and house 360kW chargers capable of dispensing up to 300 kilometres of charge within 1-2 hours, depending on the type and size of the vehicle and battery being charged.
Ben Brickwood, EV project development manager at SSE Energy Solutions, said: 'The development of our first all-electric HGV charging hub at Tyseley Energy Park is a crucial step for SSE as we continue to enable the decarbonisation of Britain’s transport infrastructure and industries. Drawing on our expertise and experience with bus depot electrification and the roll out of EV passenger car hubs, this project demonstrates our commitment to accelerating the transition to electric for all vehicles and building the framework needed to support their rollout.'
SSE’s charging hub at the site will include a canopy which is to be formed from a combination of galvanised steel and sustainable timber and will incorporate a rainwater harvesting system to capture surface rainwater and irrigate a living green wall within the site. This means a living habitat for insects, bees, birds and bats.