Volvo Trucks is building an electrified charging corridor in California for medium and heavy-duty electric vehicles
“This project will open the door to a truly electrified freight future in which zero-tailpipe-emission medium and heavy-duty trucks are no longer limited to short-mile return-to-base operations and can reach great distances across the globe. ‘State,’ said Peter Voorhoeve, President, Volvo Trucks North America. “We are excited to begin construction of the Electrified Charging Corridor project this year in conjunction with these pioneering truck dealers so that we can further assist fleets in successfully integrating battery electric trucks into their operations, including our model electric Volvo VNR. With the support of CEC helping to drive and manifest this project, we will see accelerated progression with ripple effects throughout the industry.”
“Volvo Financial Services is committed to developing new solutions and business models to enable innovative fleets to take the leap to zero-emission transport while minimizing the investment needed in private charging infrastructure,” added patrick shannonNorth American President of Volvo Financial Services.
Over the next 18 months, the project will deploy high-powered chargers to several existing Volvo Trucks dealerships in central and Northern Californiaincluding TEC Equipment Oakland, TEC Equipment Dixon, Western Truck Center at Stocktonand Affinity Truck Centers in Fresno and Bakersfield. They will serve as an extension to the chargers already available at the TEC Fontana and TEC La Mirada sites in Southern California. With publicly accessible charging stations strategically located at convenient intervals, fleets using battery electric trucks will be able to make tailpipe-free journeys between the south, central and Northern California.
“This investment in an electric truck charging corridor is critical to accelerating customer confidence in today’s battery-electric commercial offerings. Shell Recharge Solutions is delighted to be part of this innovative charging infrastructure initiative, which will reduce anxiety for electric truck customers traveling across South, Central and Northern California,” said Matt AndrowskiCommercial Director, Shell Recharge Solutions.
The purpose of the electrified charging corridor project is to enable convenient charging for:
- Small business fleets that want to avoid making major financial investments in large-scale charging infrastructure at their site;
- Fleets looking to race an electric vehicle through rental and short-term rental opportunities; and
- Fleets that need a neutral location for OEMs to “charge the opportunity” along their route.
“The Energy Commission is delighted to support the Electrified Charging Corridor project, which will help California meet its targets for reducing truck exhaust emissions to zero. This project will showcase refueling solutions for long-haul, tailpipe-free truck travel, and could spur additional investment in similar corridors statewide, across the country, and around the world. said the CEC commissioner. Patty Monahan.
CEC’s BESTFIT Innovative Charging Solutions program funds projects that demonstrate transformative technology solutions and work to accelerate the successful commercial deployment of electric vehicle charging for light, medium and heavy-duty applications.
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Volvo Trucks North America, headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolinais one of the leading heavy duty truck manufacturers in North America. Its Uptime Services commitment is ensured by a network of nearly 400 authorized dealers across North America and Volvo Trucks’ 24/7 availability centre. Every Volvo truck is assembled at Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley manufacturing plant in Dublin, Virginia, which meets the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, 14001 standard for environmental protection and holds dual ISO 50001/Higher Energy Performance certification at platinum level, indicating sustained excellence in energy management . Volvo Trucks North America provides complete transport solutions to its customers, offering a full range of diesel, alternative fuel and 100% electric vehicles, and is part of the global Volvo Trucks organization.
Volvo Trucks provides complete transport solutions for demanding professional customers with its complete range of medium and heavy trucks. Customer support is provided through a global reseller network with 2,200 service points in approximately 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 13 countries around the world. In 2021, approximately 123,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The group also offers comprehensive financing and service solutions. Volvo Trucks’ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and respect for the environment.
SOURCE Volvo Trucks North America