The DOE has awarded $7.4 million to seven projects to develop medium- and heavy-duty EV charging and hydrogen infrastructure plans across 23 states.
The seven projects receiving the money span the country, and address the drayage, regional haul and long-haul sectors.
“A clean transportation sector requires vast investments across the entire industry, including to decarbonize the trucks that move our goods and building more charging ports to get those trucks from coast to coast,” said Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm.
The projects funded in this round:
- CALSTART—East Coast Commercial ZEV Corridor. This project will launch a strategic planning effort to spur the deployment of commercial medium- and heavy-duty charging infrastructure through the development of an East Coast Commercial ZEV Corridor along the I-95 freight corridor from Georgia to New Jersey.
- Cummins—MD-HD ZEV Infrastructure Planning with Focus on I-80 Midwest Corridor. This project will develop a two-phase medium- and heavy-duty EV charging and hydrogen fueling plan for the Midwest I-80 corridor serving Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio.
- GTI Energy—Houston to Los Angeles (H2LA) I-10 Hydrogen Corridor Project. This project will develop a plan for an investment-ready hydrogen fueling and heavy-duty freight truck network from Houston to LA along I-10, and in the process develop methodology for future corridor plans across the country.
- Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator—First to Last Mile: Creating an Integrated Goods Movement Charging Network around the I-710 Corridor. This project will create a plan for infrastructure solutions at industrial facilities and commercial zones along freight arteries feeding into Southern California’s I-710 freeway.
- National Grid—Northeast Electric Highways Study. This project will forecast EV charging demand at traffic stops on freight corridors across Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey to help inform a blueprint for future large-scale, least-cost deployment of commercial EV charging.
- Rocky Mountain Institute—San Francisco and Bay Area Regional Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electrification Roadmap. This project will create a roadmap for charging infrastructure to support the full electrification of three key trucking market segments—drayage, regional haul and long-haul—in the Bay Area of California.
- Utah State University—Wasatch Front Multi-Modal Corridor Electrification Plan, Greater Salt Lake City Region. This project will develop an action plan to improve air quality in the underserved communities most impacted by high-density medium- and heavy-duty traffic in the greater Salt Lake City region.
Source: DOE via Transport Dive