Electrify America is becoming an essential stakeholder in the electrification of the Port of Long Beach’s drayage fleet. The company plans to install 30 electric fleet-dedicated chargers paired with battery energy storage systems (BESS) at the Port, as part of EA’s $25-million Green City investment at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
Electrify America will provide tailored charging solutions for a fleet of 60 electric trucks, including Class 8 Volvo and Kenworth trucks, operated by 4 Gen Logistics. The 30 new chargers will offer power levels from 150 to 350 kW. A behind-the-meter BESS will store energy when electricity costs are low, and discharge energy during peak usage times, minimizing impact on the electrical grid and mitigating demand surges.
EA and 4 Gen are also working on a similar facility to serve drayage trucks, with 14 fleet chargers and a BESS, in Rialto, California. The Rialto charging station is expected to open next year.
“We can have a tremendous impact by bringing electric vehicle charging technology and zero-emissions trucks together to provide a more sustainable way to transport shipping containers to and from the Long Beach Port,” said Rachel Moses, Director of Commercial Services, Green Cities & Business Development at Electrify America.
“4 Gen Logistics always strives for the best, so collaborating with Electrify America to install 30 charging stations at our Port of Long Beach facility fits into our philosophy to use the best available technology,” says David Duncan, Principal at 4 Gen Logistics. “Electrify America’s expertise in building charging infrastructure will help us achieve our goal of having a 100% zero-emission fleet in 2025, ten years before California law requires it.”
Source: Electrify America