A Massive Heavy-Duty Vehicle Charging Network Is Underway

Brian McCowan, Zondits Staff, 2/16/2022.

The media focus on electric cars has been relatively intense this past year. Now, interest in electric heavy-duty vehicles such as buses and trucks is growing. All major manufacturers of long-haul trucks have announced plans to produce electric rechargeable trucks in significant numbers, and Ballard Power has successfully tested a liquid Hydrogen fuel cell truck. Now one of the biggest names in vehicles, Daimler, has teamed up with two clean energy companies to announce plans for a massive heavy-duty vehicle charging network. 

The following is a short excerpt from an article posted on multiple online news outlets:   

“Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), BlackRock Renewable Power, and NextEra Energy Resources plan a $650 million joint venture to build charging infrastructure for electric and hydrogen fuel cell medium- and heavy-duty trucks, addressing a barrier to widespread adoption. The new charging stations and hydrogen filling outlets are intended for commercial trucking, which is underserved in a transition to renewable energy that has seen public charging focused on cars and light trucks that require less energy and time to recharge. 

The first phase of construction is expected to begin in 2023 on a network of charging sites on critical freight routes along the East and West coasts and in Texas by 2026. The plan is to leverage existing infrastructure and amenities while adding greenfield sites.” 

To read the full article, visit freightwaves.com.