At ACT Expo, charging infrastructure manufacturer WattEV announced the intention to increase its existing e-truck fleet by up to 180 electric trucks by the end of the year. So far, the company relies on 36 BEVs. The increase comes on the heels of WattEV’s expansion of its charging depots to five locations within the past month.

“We’ve been using and testing trucks in our fleet from all the major OEMs,” said WattEV CEO Salim Youssefzadeh, adding that WattEV will be taking delivery of the first new batch of 53 zero-emission trucks in June from TEC Equipment, the dealer for Volvo’s VNR Electric. “We value our longstanding relationship with TEC Equipment, and have accelerated the delivery of our orders after verifying range and charge rate.”

WattEV’s electric truck fleet

Once its fleet is expanded to 89 trucks, WattEV will take delivery of an additional 100 trucks under order from different OEMs, bringing its total fleet capacity to 189 Class 8 battery-electric trucks, which would make it the largest deployment among current electric commercial fleet operators.

Youssefzadeh also added the trucks on its platform will be deployed via WattEV’s Truck-as-a-Service (TaaS) operations and charged at WattEV’s growing, public, rapid-charge depot network – five open now in California with the world’s largest truck charging depot in Bakersfield featuring MCS chargers, solar power and battery storage.

WattEV has spent the past three years building out the freight corridors in California and neighboring states for the nation’s first public-access MHD electric vehicle charging network. This includes large-scale solar-powered charging depots from San Diego to Seattle-Tacoma, on Interstate 5 and along the CA 99 highway, and from Los Angeles to Phoenix, Arizona, on Interstate 10.


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