Hitachi to Supply UAE's First EV Truck Charging Infra

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Admiral Global DMCC, a provider of e-mobility and energy solutions for industries headquartered in Dubai, has placed an order with Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader dedicated to advancing a sustainable energy future for everyone.

Hitachi Energy will provide the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the first charging infrastructure for electric truck fleets.

By the end of 2023, Hitachi Energy's scalable grid-to-plug fast-charging solution will enable fleets of commercial trucks in the middle-mile category to recharge simultaneously at a single location. This charging infrastructure will be used by several fleet operators who rent electric trucks from the Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba Group, a top company in the UAE for transport and mobility solutions. Before, the UAE only had stand-alone chargers that could charge one or two cars at the same time.

Niklas Persson, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy's Grid Integration business, said, "We are excited to help the UAE take another step toward a more sustainable transportation future by building the region's first charging infrastructure for electric truck fleets." "Our innovative Grid-eMotion Fleet infrastructure will let fleet operators switch from diesel trucks to low-carbon electric trucks with long ranges."

Fleet operators of trucks or buses can greatly benefit from Grid-eMotion Fleet, which offers a unique set of advantages. This grid-code-compliant and space-saving grid-to-plug solution provides fast charging to maximise each vehicle's usage. The system can be easily installed in both new and existing logistics centres and can be scaled flexibly to accommodate a growing and increasingly eco-friendly fleet. With a robust and compact grid connection and multiple charging points, Grid-eMotion Fleet offers a seamless charging infrastructure ideal for heavy-duty trucks that require high-power charging.

Dr. Mostafa AlGuezeri, the Managing Director of Hitachi Energy for the UAE, Gulf, Near East, and Pakistan, said, "Our long-standing relationship with Admiral Global DMCC shows that we are committed to working closely with our customers to meet their unique needs and offer innovative solutions that promote a carbon-neutral and sustainable future. This is because Admiral Global DMCC is one of the companies that we have worked with for a long time. As we get ready for COP28 in Dubai, we are still committed to helping the rest of the world fight climate change and work toward a net-zero future. We are committed to positively impacting today’s generations and those to come.”

There is a rapid increase in global demand for electric trucks, particularly among companies that manage large fleets of middle- and last-mile delivery vehicles. The development of charging infrastructure for multiple vehicles at fleet depots and delivery hubs has been a key step toward cleaner electric trucks. Electric trucks will be easier to use if there is a charging infrastructure that is fast, efficient, and cheap.

“Hitachi Energy’s Grid-eMotion Fleet will support the company’s partners with proven grid-to-plug charging infrastructure solutions that will encourage the use of cleaner energy in zero-emission transportation. The solution platform will add value to Admiral Energy’s portfolio of electric vehicle solutions, expanding the scope of advancing sustainability in the transportation industry in the UAE, regional and global markets,” said Venkat P, Managing Director of Admiral Global DMCC.

In line with the Paris Agreement, the UAE has set a goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Sustainable transportation is a key part of reaching this goal. This includes investing in electric mass transit systems and pushing for more people to buy electric cars and trucks. The UAE wants a future with no carbon emissions, and in November, Dubai will host the 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) to show how serious it is about this goal.

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