SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The renewable energy generation company GDSolar said on Wednesday that it will be one of the responsible for the charging solutions for Volkswagen electric trucks in Brazil, participating in a so-called “e-Consortium” with companies like Bosch, ABB and Siemens.
In a statement, GDSolar said that, through the consortium, it will provide solutions for the adoption of electric commercial fleets powered by solar energy in the country through the use of the VW e-Delivery, an urban delivery vehicle from Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (VWCO), part of the Traton group.
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VWCO revealed the day before, when carrying out the commercial launch of the truck, that there are 58 companies interested in the vehicle, in addition to purchases already closed by Ambev, Coca-Cola Femsa and JBS.
The e-Consortium, said GDSolar, follows the model of the modular consortium and includes everything from the assembly of trucks to the infrastructure for charging and managing the lifecycle of the fleet’s batteries, including their disposal.
“The e-Consortium offers a complete and competitive solution for the adoption of electric commercial fleets… Companies that have investments in the logistics area play a fundamental role in the search for more profitable and sustainable assets, and energy flexibility is one of them,” he said in a statement the president of GDSolar, Ricardo Costa.
(By Gabriel Araujo)
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