Electric Truck Charging – The Next Big Challenge

Free Webinar

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 | 3:00pm–4:15pm | Webinar language: English

Get ready for an engaging webinar experience! Join us as we uncover the core EU objectives for electric truck charging build-out and navigate through the intricate challenges linked to grid infrastructure.

Discover the game-changing potential of depot charging and unlock the key role of national policy-making and planning in shaping the future of electrification of freight, key to meet the EU’s climate targets and accelerate the energy transition.

  • The EU roadmap to accelerate the deployment of truck charging infrastructure – AVERE
  • Charging demand from truck charging – what does that mean for AFIR deployment and the role of depot charging - ICCT (Pierre-Louis Ragon)
  • Megawatt charging: Cost analysis and solutions for grid integration – RAP (Julia Hildermeier)
  • Building up national plans to reach truck charging stations targets – national authority
  • CPOs - challenges on the ground to support the deployment of truck charging infrastructure – Milence (Koen Noyens)

During the webinar participants can submit their questions to get them answered by the experts in the live Q&A. In addition, both the recording and the speakers' presentations will be made available on our digital content platform The smarter E Digital after the webinar.

The recording and the speakers' presentations are available here on our digital content platform The smarter E Digital.

Our Guests

Raphael Héliot, Policy manager of AVERE

Raphaël Héliot is Policy Manager at AVERE - the European Association for Electromobility. Within his work, he advocates for the promotion of legislative and non-legislative European initiatives which aim at supporting the deployment of e-mobility. He is also involved in several expert groups/ forums of the European Commission (EAFO, Sustainable Transport Forum, etc) where he leads the work on charging infrastructure’s deployment, EV’s roll out and more sectoral issues including fire safety, skills, grid and urban mobility. Prior to that, Raphaël Héliot has worked in consultancies on transport related topics.

Julia Hildermeier, Senior Associate EU Programme of RAP

Dr. Julia Hildermeier, Senior Associate

Julia Hildermeier joined RAP’s Europe team as an electro-mobility and transport expert to explore the benefits of integrating electrified transport in a smarter and decarbonized power market. In addition to providing research and policy analysis, she leads RAP’s electric transportation program for RAP’s EU department including strategic planning and outreach in Brussels and beyond.

Before coming to RAP in 2018, Hildermeier worked for the European Federation for Transport & Environment, advocating for a cleaner, fairer, and more sustainable transport system. As clean vehicles and e-mobility officer, she conducted policy research and managed internal and external research projects, co-created and implemented the organization’s advocacy strategy on electro-mobility, and advised decision-makers at the EU level as well as in key Member States. This included expanding stakeholder coalitions and networks, such as the European Platform for Electro-Mobility.

Julia Hildermeier holds a doctorate in sociology from Humboldt University Berlin and Ecole Normale Superieure Cachan in Paris. Her academic work included identifying the path-rupture potential of environmental regulation in the European automotive and transport sector. Previously, while earning a master’s degree in social sciences and serving as a research assistant in an EU-funded project at Berlin’s Center for Social Sciences, she compared the innovation potential of electric vehicle battery politics in Germany and France.

Hildermeier publishes and reviews papers in scientific journals on mobility and climate topics. A native German speaker, Julia is also fluent in English and French.

Koen Noyens, Head of Public Affairs of Milence

Koen Noyens is Head of Public Affairs of Milence, established in July 2022 as a joint venture between Daimler Truck, TRATON GROUP, and the Volvo Group. By building a high-performance public charging network for heavy-duty trucks and coaches, Milence is dedicated to making the future of road transport fossil-free. Koen has over 15 years of experience in strategic policy, advocacy and consulting in the European transport and electricity sectors, the European Union’s climate & energy policy, and environmental legislation.

Pierre-Louis Ragon, Researcher, ICCT

Pierre is a Researcher on the ICCT Heavy-Duty Vehicles team, and co-coordinator for the Emerging Markets Cluster. The ICCT is an independent, nonprofit research organization founded to provide exceptional, objective, timely research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators. Pierre’s research provides technical and policy expertise to support road freight decarbonisation in Europe and globally, with a focus on charging infrastructure

Your Host and Moderator

Joel Wenske, Projekt Manager Power2Drive Europe, Solar Promotion

As Project Manager Power2Drive Europe, he is responsible for Europe's largest exhibition for charging infrastructure and electromobility in the context of renewable energies. As an enabler for the new mobility and energy world, he connects the international industries as a part of The smarter E Europe, having previously worked as a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in the field of charging infrastructure, grid integration of renewable energies and smart grids at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW).

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