Performance Team announces the installation and operation of two new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Los Angeles County. These stations will serve the current fleet of 24 electric trucks and 36 by the end of the year. The Volvo Class 8 electric trucks will be used in Southern California for short-haul warehouse and distribution center operations.
The new stations were installed at Performance Team’s Santa Fe Springs, CA and Commerce, CA distribution centers designed to support the region’s 18 million consumers.
The Santa Fe Springs facility was commissioned in late summer 2022 with the capacity to load 16 trucks at a time. Loading is done at the warehouse, allowing trucks to stay on their normal routes without deviation or loss of time.
The Commerce Transport Center started its activities at the end of October and handles 22 trucks on site at the premises of Performance Team.
San Francisco-based Prologis – a strategic Performance Team partner – managed and installed the two charging station locations as part of its Prologis mobility solutions program, in coordination with the local utility, Southern California Edison.
“We would like to thank our logistics real estate partner Prologis for their efforts to support our decarbonization strategy objectives. These new charging stations will help accelerate turnaround times for our electric fleet in our distribution centers and optimize the deployment of our routes in a sustainable way,” said Jason Walker, COO of Performance Team.
“Logistics real estate can and will play a key role in the transition to a carbon-free transport future,” said Henrik Holland, Global Head of Prologis Mobility. “Prologis enables the transition with a simple and fast solution for the electrification needs of our customers as they move towards zero-emission fleets.
Regulatory compliance with climate change goals in California (and New York) imposes new obligations on companies to adhere to all new trucks to be zero emissions by 2045. The shift to electric vehicles in the Commercial trucking is driven by public and private sector forces. On the public side, the State of California is aiming for 100% of passenger and light truck sales to be zero emissions by 2035, medium and heavy trucks by 2045, and drayage trucks by 2035. California is the first in the world to require truck manufacturers to go zero emissions by 2045. New York State has set similar targets.
Performance Team ordered 126 Volvo VNR electric trucks earlier this year as part of an ambitious 450 electric truck order to learn more about electric vehicle operations and battery technology that support Maersk’s global decarbonization goals. Maersk’s social and environmental governance (ESG) strategy is to decarbonise logistics. The strategy is a key driver for zero-carbon operations in trucking and an important part of Maersk’s goal of company-wide carbon-neutral operations by 2040 with milestones to be reached from here 2030.
Source: Performance Team