Heavy Electric Traffic Ecosystem (HETE)

Join us in developing innovative DC fast-charging technology for truck traffic.

The ecosystem is co-funded by Business Finland as part of their ‘Veturi’ initiative, where international companies are invited to solve some of society’s most pressing challenges through increased research, development and innovation investments in Finland.

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The electrification of trucks is only just starting

While EVs and their charging infrastructure are rapidly growing, the market lacks charging infrastructure for heavy traffic, such as electric trucks. Developing a heavy traffic ecosystem with a complete charging infrastructure is essential to support the rise of electric trucks. Reducing the CO2 emissions of trucks – which contribute 27% of total traffic emissions – requires scalable and practical charging infrastructure.

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Mission: Electrify heavy traffic sustainably

The ecosystem enables users and applications to research and develop technologies and business models around heavy traffic energy flows and logistics.

Meeting the high energy needs of electric trucks is a significant challenge that is impossible to tackle alone. As the leading Veturi company in the ecosystem, Kempower invites all companies that are enabling energy flow – from electricity producers to batteries – to join us on this mission. 

In the spotlight

See what’s happening in heavy traffic electrification.

Kempower’s Megawatt Charging System for electric trucks arrives in Europe 
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Kempower’s Megawatt Charging System for electric trucks arrives in Europe 

True to its commitment to the development of sustainable mobility for the planet, Kempower launches its Megawatt Charging System in Europe. This state-of-the-art electric truck charging solution is designed for power ratings above 1 MW.

The Kempower Megawatt Charging System

The Kempower Megawatt Charging System is a dedicated solution for electric trucks and other heavy electric vehicles, providing high charging powers above
1 MW.

  • Available peak charging power of up to 1.2 MW
  • The Kempower Mega Satellite charger provides a solution based on Kempower’s state-of-the-art technology
  • The Kempower Mega Satellite utilizes 1,500 A current and a voltage range of 200–1,250 VDC*

*Limited by Kempower Power Unit to 920 VDC in the first development phase.


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Launching an ecosystem for heavy electric traffic

The Heavy Electric Traffic Ecosystem is an R&D program that aims to develop charging technology suitable for truck traffic. It includes a supporting software platform and testing infrastructure for charging systems.

The ecosystem will also study future charging models and analyze the impacts of charging infrastructure on electric grids. Kempower will launch R&D projects across all areas of the program and invites other future-oriented businesses with R&D expertise in Finland to join the ecosystem.

Our goals

Develop

  • Charging technology for electric trucks
  • A software platform to support charging
  • A testing platform for charging infrastructure

Study

  • Future charging models
  • The effects of charging infrastructure on electric grids

Sustainability is the starting point for all R&D in the Heavy Electric Traffic Ecosystem

Research fields

EV charging technologies

How can we increase the power capacity of charging systems? This field includes the development of power converter technology, advanced system cooling, charger operation with battery energy storage systems and optimal grid use, among others.

Digital solutions and platforms

How can we find new ways of using data and create data-based business opportunities? This field involves the development of cloud-based platforms that ensure interoperability with partner platforms.

Customer applications

How can we support overnight, destination and on-the-move charging? This field includes the development of real-life testing environments and optimal route and charging planning software – nationally and internationally.

Future DC fast charging

How can we improve long-term business prospects with novel charging technologies? This field covers various research areas, including the advancement of charging power into the multimegawatt range, the integration of autonomous vehicles into logistics operations, wireless charging and the effects on the electricity grid.

News

Kempower’s Heavy Electric Traffic Ecosystem program boosted by 10 million euros’ funding from Business Finland 
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Kempower’s Heavy Electric Traffic Ecosystem program boosted by 10 million euros’ funding from Business Finland 

Business Finland has granted 10 million euros in funding to Kempower’s Heavy Electric Traffic Ecosystem program in a challenge competition for leading Finnish companies. Additionally, Business Finland has allocated 20 million euros to finance the program’s ecosystem partners’ projects. The funding for the program will accelerate especially the development of high-power charging solutions for electric trucks.

HEINEKEN and Einride joined forces to revolutionize freight mobility with Kempower DC charging solutions
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HEINEKEN and Einride joined forces to revolutionize freight mobility with Kempower DC charging solutions

This innovative approach will transform the freight operation between HEINEKEN’s Den Bosch brewery and its distribution center in Duisburg, Germany, by using renewable energy sources.

Kempower and Kenter realize first charging-hub for electric trucks for DFDS in Winterswijk
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Kempower and Kenter realize first charging-hub for electric trucks for DFDS in Winterswijk

Kempower, in cooperation with energy solutions provider Kenter, has realized a truck charging point for DFDS, Northern Eu-rope’s largest shipping and logistics company, in Winterswijk, the Netherlands.

Kempower and Polarium to boost  DC fast charging solutions with cutting-edge energy storage support
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Kempower and Polarium to boost  DC fast charging solutions with cutting-edge energy storage support

Polarium, a leading energy storage developer, and Kempower, a pioneering company specializing in rapid DC charging solutions, are proud to announce a partnership to boost EV fast charging solutions with cutting-edge energy storage support.

Join the Heavy Electric Traffic Ecosystem

Let’s collaborate on developing future EV charging solutions for electric trucks. Fill out the “Join the ecosystem” form to express your interest in joining the ecosystem or to ask any questions you might have.