Volvo Trucks North America is setting partnership with the aim of building charging corridor in California addressed to medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Volvo Trucks is actually joining forces with Volvo Financial Services, Volvo Technology of America, Shell Recharge Solutions, TEC Equipment, Affinity Truck Center, and Western Truck Center to develop a publicly accessible charging network that may connect several of California’s largest metropolitan areas. The project will get underway in 2022, with all five stations anticipated to be online by the end of 2023.
Volvo Trucks working for e-mobility in California
During the next year and a half, the project will deploy high-powered chargers at several existing Volvo Trucks’ dealership locations in Central and Northern California. They will serve as an extension to chargers already available at the TEC Fontana and TEC La Mirada locations in Southern California. With publicly accessible charging stations strategically located at convenient intervals, fleets utilizing battery-electric trucks will be able to complete zero-tailpipe emissions routes between Southern, Central, and Northern California.
“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-mileage, return-to-base operations and can reach far and wide across the state”, said Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America. “We are excited to begin construction of the Electrified Charging Corridor Project this year in collaboration with these pioneering truck dealerships so that we can further support fleets in successfully integrating battery-electric trucks into their operations, including our Volvo VNR Electric model. With the support of the CEC helping to drive and manifest this project, we will see an accelerated progression with ripple effects across the industry”.
“Volvo Financial Services is committed to the development of new solutions and business models to enable innovative fleets to take the leap to zero emissions transportation while minimizing their required investments in private charging infrastructure”, added Patrick Shannon, North American president at Volvo Financial Services.