Vattenfall and Coca-Cola partner on electric HGVs

Vattenfall and Coca-Cola in Sweden have partnered on electric freight with an initial plan for three charging stations at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners’ plant in Sweden.

The partnership has been set up as Vattenfall and Coca-Cola in Sweden have set ambitious climate targets for net zero emissions across their entire value chains by 2040.

Through the deal, the companies have initiated the pilot project with three charging stations, with the aim of meeting the need for powering electric transport.

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners in Sweden has been an energy customer of Vattenfall since 1998, and the plant at Jordbro outside of Stockholm has 100% electricity from the Lillgrund wind farm.

Ingela Hålling, Head of Vattenfall Network Solutions said of the partnership: “New solutions and partnerships are necessary to reduce the environmental and climate impacts within the transport system.

“We have supported in the pilot, assisted with lessons learned and at the same time supported with optimizing the charging solution based on the needs of the customer and the hauliers.

“Vattenfall’s contribution is the comprehensive “Power-as-a-Service” solution. This means that we are responsible for the investment in the charging infrastructure and own, run and ensure the operation of the charging stations throughout the contract period. It also means that the customer can focus on their core business.”

Lisa Wahlström, Sustainability Director, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Sweden, said that it had been since 2021, 100% fossil-free fuel from all procured domestic shipments, and charging points for company vehicles and passenger cars have been installed at the plant.

She said: “Electric-powered heavy goods vehicles and the charging points for these are the next step on our journey. This pilot project includes two electric-powered trucks that will deliver our drinks to customers, powered by Vattenfall’s electricity from wind power.”

Image courtesy of Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Sweden

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