NFI’s state-of-the-art DC fast charging facility in Ontario, California, was inaugurated yesterday, February 27. The project was led by Electrify America, the largest open DC fast-charging network in the U.S., and NFI, a leading North American third-party logistics provider. Supporting NFI’s fleet of 50 heavy-duty electric trucks, the project advances the electrification of drayage operations between the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Fast charging in California, a total of 38 chargers and megawatt coming soon

The new charging facility will feature roughly 7 megawatts of charging capacity shared across a total of 38 chargers, capable of speeds up to 350 kW for capable trucks. According to Electrify America, later this year, the depot will be coupled with nearly four megawatts (nearly eight megawatt-hours) of onsite battery energy storage and approximately 1 megawatt of solar power, helping to promote vehicle-grid integration and reduce stress on the grid by shifting energy usage to off-peak times. The charging depot will also feature microgrid functionality – allowing for charging resiliency for fleet operations even when utility power is otherwise unavailable.

In addition to NFI and Electrify America’s investments, the project is funded by the Joint Electric Truck Scaling Initiative (JETSI) between the California Air Resources Board, California Energy Commission, Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee, Port of Long Beach, Southern California Edison, and South Coast Air Quality Management District.  

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