For the tests of the electric vehicle to be used by municipal services, Ekoenergetyka-Polska S.A. provided a double-output DC charger with the power of 2 x 40 kW, which performed over 60 full charging cycles without failure. This allowed to test the functionality of the vehicle in selected municipal service companies.
“This type of testing of the new application of heavy-duty electric vehicles by future target users allows us to prepare well for the electrification of the fleet used for a wide range of tasks, including the provision of municipal services. I am aware that if electric trucks are to be widely introduced, the most important task is to take care of appropriate infrastructure, which will enable good planning of the charging cycles of the vehicles”. – explains Maciej Wojeński, Vice President of the Management Board of Ekoenergetyka-Polska S.A.
Ekoenergetyka-Polska S.A. has gained its experience on the market of electric buses, which transport passengers in cities every day. In the case of trucks operating on scheduled routes – as was the case during the test of Renault’s electric waste collection vehicle – efficient infrastructure, appropriately planned charging points and charging time allowed for trouble-free operation of the vehicle.
When planning the gradual introduction of electric trucks, it is worth to consider the functioning of the charging infrastructure, taking into account both charging power and failure-free operation. Any potential failure of the system could prevent the implementation of the tasks for which the vehicles are intended.
“The charging station provided by Ekoenergetyka for the tests was installed in various locations. Remote monitoring of the functioning of the device showed that the charging system worked without any problems. Each charging cycle allowed for the full use of the device power, which in turn made it possible to test the performance of the electric vehicle in the daily functioning of municipal service companies. During the tests, the team monitoring the functioning of the device did not register any fault in the charging system; the device provided the expected power of 40 kW, during each cycle”. – adds Maciej Wojeński, Vice-President of the Management Board of Ekoenergetyka-Polska S.A.