Electrify America to provide charging infrastructure, including on-site generation and storage, for NFI drayage trucks at California ports

Electrify America and logistics provider NFI Industries have announced plans for a major charging infrastructure project to support a fleet of heavy-duty electric trucks.

NFI plans to deploy 60 battery-electric drayage trucks, which will be used to transport containers between the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and NFI’s Ontario, California facility. Electrify America will provide charging solutions, including site configuration and energy management services.

The charging infrastructure to support this fleet will be installed at NFI’s Ontario site, and will feature 150 kW and 350 kW DC chargers—34 of these ultra-fast chargers are slated for completion by December 2023.

To bolster resiliency, leverage renewable electricity and reduce ongoing costs, multiple megawatts of distributed energy resources (DER) will be co-located with the charging infrastructure, including both solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage.

“This milestone project is the latest example of the company’s leadership in thinking bigger and bolder about the future of mobility,” said Rachel Moses, Director of Commercial Services, Business Development and Green Cities at Electrify America. “We look forward to installing a first-of-its-kind commercial charging facility to power this fleet of electric freight trucks.”

“As NFI continues to spearhead supply chain sustainability and minimize the industry’s environmental impact, many elements need to align to ensure we continue making progress,” said Bill Bliem, Senior VP of Fleet Services at NFI. “We’ve learned that having the right partners, technology, and access to safe, reliable and fast-charging infrastructure are essential to the successful implementation of EVs. We [plan to] scale our Ontario facility infrastructure to support a 100% electric drayage fleet.”

Source: Electrify America