Tritium installs 33 automated EV charging stations at the Port of Long Beach

Fast charger manufacturer Tritium has installed and commissioned 33 of its chargers at a container terminal at the Port of Long Beach. The 175 kW chargers are equipped with Stäubli mechanized charging connectors to support the terminal’s electric terminal tractors, which are used to transport shipping containers.

SSA Terminals, the operator of the container terminal, selected Tritium to provide all chargers for the project. Stäubli Electrical Connectors, a global manufacturer of electrical connector solutions, manufactured the fully automated Quick Charging Connector (QCC) systems. The technology automatically connects Tritium’s chargers to charging ports on each terminal tractor, creating a safe and efficient zero-touch charging system that saves the port time and money.

The project was funded by a $50-million grant from the California Air Resources Board’s Zero and Near Zero-emission Freight Facility (ZANZEFF) program.

“Autonomous charging is the future for EV depots, and we’re excited to be leading the fast charger manufacturers in operationalizing hands-free charging for the Port of Long Beach,” said Tritium CEO Jane Hunter.

“SSA Terminals has a long history of driving innovation by testing and deploying new technologies that have the potential to reduce emissions in our operations,” said SSA Terminals VP Paul Gagnon. “With their reliability, small footprint, and high-powered charging capabilities, Tritium’s technology was an ideal fit for the Port of Long Beach.”

Source: Tritium, Stäubli

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