TeraWatt Infrastructure is taking a comprehensive approach to providing charging for commercial EVs. The company owns strategically-located sites where it offers both public charging and turnkey infrastructure solutions.
Now the company has broken ground for a new heavy-duty EV charging site in Rancho Dominguez, California. Located 15 miles north of the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the site is perfectly positioned to support electric trucks serving the largest container ports in the US. It’s also a great location from a pollution reduction standpoint, as the South Los Angeles area has some of the worst air quality in the nation.
Slated to be operational by mid-2024, TeraWatt’s Rancho Dominguez site will house a total of 20 pull-through and bobtail DC fast charging stalls with total capacity of 7 MW—enough juice to charge up to 125 trucks per day. The site will feature a driver amenities building, complete with a lounge, food and beverage services and WiFi connectivity.
PepsiCo recently announced that it will be using the Rancho Dominquez site for last-mile delivery charging in the Los Angeles area.
At the groundbreaking event, Volvo provided one of its new VNR Electric trucks to test TeraWatt’s proprietary charging software and offer test rides.
“Deploying the Class 8 VNR Electric takes an entire electromobility ecosystem,” said Derik Wilson, Commercial Electromobility Charging and Infrastructure Manager, Volvo Trucks North America. “Since the Volvo LIGHTS Project, VTNA has continued to work with industry stakeholders such as TeraWatt for the increased scaling of charging solutions.”
“The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach stand as pivotal hubs for our nation’s strategic shipping operations, distinguished as some of the busiest and most critical ports in the country,” said Neha Palmer, TeraWatt’s CEO and co-founder. “We know that with the proper infrastructure in place, EV adoption will quickly accelerate in this region.”
Source: TeraWatt Infrastructure