Electric heavy-duty truck stations help Ordos go green

Updated: 2022-12-02 (chinadaily.com.cn) Print

Two newly-built heavy-duty truck charging and swapping stations were successfully put into trial operation in the city of Ordos in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

The Dianshigou No 1 and No 2 heavy-duty truck charging and swapping stations were jointly built by the SPIC Shanghai Qiyuan Green Power Technology Co and the China National Petroleum Corporation.

These stations are located in the southern part of the Dalad Banner, an important node connecting Ordos city's Juungar Banner and Dongsheng districts.

Within 50 kilometers of the stations, there are more than a dozen large, medium and small-sized coal mines. The short-term transportation volume for coal in the region is about 10 million metric tons annually.

According to information from the SPIC Shanghai Qiyuan Green Power Technology Co, the new stations will serve a total of 30 heavy-duty trucks transporting coal in the area.

Based on the 320 actual operating days per year, the heavy-duty trucks that are powered by electricity will save 1.12 million liters of diesel and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 2,945 tons each year. This is equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide that 120 mu (8 hectares) of forest can absorb in a year.

The successful operation of these two stations is expected to further boost the green development and low-carbon transformation of the city.