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