04.07.2024 | Mobility, Sustainability | Reading-time: 3 min

Galliker puts superlative charging station from Designwerk into operation

Altishofen/Winterthur - Designwerk from Winterthur has developed a battery-buffered quick-charging system. The first Mega Charger has now been put into operation at Galliker Transport AG. The Lucerne-based logistics company operates the system with self-generated solar power.

Galliker Transport AG has commissioned a charging station described as superlative. As part of Galliker’s Innovation Day, the logistics company from Altishofen in the canton of Lucerne in Switzerland put the first Stationary Battery Backed Mega Charger from Designwerk into operation, according to a statement from Designwerk Technologies AG. The pilot system of the battery-backed fast-charging system has a total capacity of one megawatt hour and is powered by solar energy produced by Galliker.

«By using the battery-buffered charging station, we can utilize the solar power produced during the day to efficiently charge our electric commercial vehicles around the clock,» Felix Felder, Head of Fleet Management at Galliker Transport AG, is quoted as saying in the statement. «The Mega Charger can contribute to the stability of our site network by flattening peak loads.»

The charging station is the size of a standard container. The pilot system at Galliker is equipped with two charging points, each with an output of 420 kilowatts of direct current. The maximum version of the Mega Charger can accommodate a total capacity of up to two megawatt hours.

«The commissioning of the Mega Charger at Galliker is an important milestone in the development of future-proof charging infrastructure for heavy commercial vehicles,» explains Thorben Maier, Head of Sales and Customer Service Charging Technology at Designwerk Technologies AG, in the statement. «Our technology enables logistics companies to cover a variety of charging scenarios sustainably, with the buffer storage relieving the load on the power grid.»

Galliker Transport AG