Automated Tritium 175 kW chargers to serve terminal tractors at Port of Long Beach

EV charging equipment manufacturer Tritium will supply and install 33 DC high-power chargers at the Port of Long Beach, where they will power a fleet of electric-drive terminal tractors operated by SSA Marine.

Tritium’s Veefil-PK 175 kW DC High Power Chargers will charge 33 terminal tractors automatically and simultaneously. The chargers will be equipped with a Quick Charging Connector made by Stäubli Electrical Connectors.

The chargers are slated to be installed by the end of 2019, and vehicle deliveries are scheduled to begin in October 2020.

The project was made possible through a $50-million grant to the Port of Long Beach from the California Air Resources Board’s Zero and Near Zero Emission Freight Facility (ZANZEFF) program, which funds emissions reduction initiatives at freight facilities.

“The rollout of both the vehicles and the chargers at the Port of Long Beach will demonstrate the ability to reduce emissions while providing reliable and clean solutions to the port,” said Jeff Wolfe, Tritium’s Americas President. “The move towards the electrification of transportation is inevitable. SSA Marine is taking the initiative by seeing not just the environmental benefits of electrification, but the benefits to the bottom line as it reduces its reliance on diesel fuel.”

Source: Tritium, Stäubli

  • joelado

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  • Engnrng

    Joelado, The 50 Million $$ through ZANZEFF grant covered dozens of different vehicles and chargers at multiple locations throughout the state. This article is written very poorly. Only a very small fraction of the total went towards this one charger project, and all participants are required to put up matching funds equal to the state amount. Look it up before you are so quick to draw incorrect conclusions and start making accusations based on your misunderstanding.

  • john Tobeck

    as someone who drove a terminal tractor for several years, I know this is possibly the most practical and efficient use of an ev there is. They are constantly accelerating and braking at low speeds. Diesel versions have issues with brakes being too hot and wearing fast. The transmissions frequently fail from the constant shifting (ev trucks usually stay in one gear). And I never drove one with ac, so the reduction in heat would be welcome in the summer.