Denmark has unveiled plans to introduce 25 new charging parks dedicated to electric trucks across the country, strategically located within a maximum distance of 60 kilometers from each other. The comprehensive initiative aims to provide a total of 175 charge points, with the first fast-charging locations anticipated to be operational as early as 2025, according to the Danish Transport Ministry.
The charging parks will be strategically positioned along major Danish highways, focusing on areas surrounding Randers, Herning, Vejle, Padborg, Køge, and a facility near Nyborg to be launched by Sund & Bælt in 2025. An additional 20 charging parks are scheduled to be gradually introduced by 2030, contributing to a nationwide network for electric truck charging.
The Danish government plans to execute the establishment of these charging parks through competitive tenders, allowing private companies to submit offers for construction based on market terms. The initiative aligns with the EU's regulations adopted in July, emphasizing the expansion of electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen infrastructure.
With a total charging capacity of 133 MW distributed across the 175 charge points, Denmark aims to invest 683 million Danish Krones (approximately 91.5 million euros) in the project. Funding includes 313 million DKK from the “Infrastructure Plan 2035,” dedicated to co-financing publicly accessible charging infrastructures on state roads from 2021-2030. The government will further contribute 370 million DKK to cover the remaining expenses.
This initiative resonates with the EU's ‘Fit for 55' policy, specifically the regulation on infrastructure for alternative fuels (AFIR). Mandating the establishment of charging stations for heavy-duty vehicles every 60 kilometers along the TEN-T core network from 2025, each station is required to deliver a minimum output of 350 kW. Charging locations along the larger TEN-T comprehensive network can be spaced up to 100 kilometers apart.