Electrive writes that currently, the MCS system is divided in three almost equal 350kW chargers that current-generation battery-powered trucks can use, until models capable of faster top-ups will be available. The company's first megawatt system, installed in Amsterdam, is a demonstration unit, but it is also operational and ready for use, offering a mobile charging arm for ships and a fixed one for e-buses and trucks.

Hilmar van den Dool, General Manager eMobility at Shell, said that "we want to help decarbonize our customers in the logistics sector. In addition to our investments in biofuels and LNG (liquified natural gas), we also invest in electric mobility. There are not that many electric trucks and vessels yet, so with this we’re investing ahead of the market that is growing quickly. It is in line with our ambition to provide more and cleaner energy solutions."

The charging solution is connected to an intelligent power grid that is powered by 3.600 roof solar panels and energy storage systems to ensure continuous high-speed power delivery. An additional 119 regular EV chargers are also available at the site in Amsterdam.

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