Electric Freight Consortium aims to advance freight electrification

The Electrification Coalition (EC) has established a new forum for collaboration among industry leaders in the freight transportation sector to accelerate freight electrification.

The new Electric Freight Consortium (EFC) aims to bring together the full fright ecosystem—shippers, carriers, retailers and EV supply chain companies. It will “identify pilot project opportunities, plan implementation, diagnose challenges, develop best practices and support successful deployment.”

EFC members will participate in working groups to facilitate discussion on topics relevant to freight electrification, such as policy, infrastructure and market development.

The EFC’s founding roster includes many a company you can read about here in Charged: ABB, Arrival, bp pulse fleet, ConMet, Geotab, GridBlock, Ideanomics, Lightning eMotors, Lion Electric, Nike, Orange EV, Proterra, Schneider National, SEA Electric, Volta Trucks and Volvo Group North America.

“As e-commerce booms and gas prices soar, the trucks moving our goods must be clean, efficient and domestically-powered,” said Ben Prochazka, Executive Director of the Electrification Coalition. “The EC is eager to offer the EFC its policy expertise and lessons learned from real-world EV deployment programs. By working together, these bold, forward-thinking companies will move rapidly toward an electrified future.”

Source: Electrification Coalition

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