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up to 95,000 chargers installed for goods movement

To support our call to action to ensure the I-710 Corridor is the first zero-emission goods movement corridor in the nation, we have set a goal of 95,000 chargers to support goods movement in Los Angeles County. Medium- and heavy-duty trucks comprise the second largest categories of GHG emissions in the transportation sector and goods movement represents the region’s largest source of air pollution.

Across delivery vans, box trucks, tractor trailers, and everything in between, sufficient charging infrastructure across the region will be necessary in order to provide confidence to fleets to transition to battery-electric vehicles. LACI works with partners to identify the policy, business model, and funding solutions necessary to rapidly deploy a sufficient quantity of chargers so the goods movement industry can integrate battery-electric vehicles into their operations.

Current Value: 1,816

Goods Movement Chargers Goal: 95,000

Progress to Target

Behind

 

Delays in deploying charging infrastructure in a timely manner threaten this goal’s completion.

Recent Progress and Milestones

The California Energy Commission’s 2022-2023 Investment Plan Update for the Clean Transportation Program outlines $720 million in funding for on-road medium and heavy-duty vehicles to support the state’s goals.

Most recently, TEP successfully advocated for the reauthorization of the California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program which funds critical infrastructure incentives.

Schneider, a partner fleet on the JETSI project, has energized all chargers needed to deploy their 50 heavy-duty trucks as part of that multi-stakeholder project in which LACI contributes. The Joint Electric Truck Scaling Initiative (JETSI) is a CARB/SCAQMD grant project that is funding 100 trucks with accompanying infrastructure across two fleets in Southern California to demonstrate how fleets can coordinate a large deployment of battery-electric trucks.

Partner Progress and Milestones

LA Metro has committed $3M of its ZE Truck Program to the LACI project in Wilmington funding for public drayage truck charging.

LADWP’s Charge-Up LA program offers a reimbursement of $125,000 per charging station, depending on power output, for the medium and heavy duty EVs such as transit buses, school buses and trucks. This rebate has a maximum of $500,000 per site.

Southern California Edison’s Charge-Ready Transport program has deployed over 600 chargers for M/HD vehicles in Los Angeles County since its inception.

Ava Community Energy (formerly East Bay Community Energy or EBCE) is a financing partner for a Community Charging Depot in Livermore that will be able to charge up to 96 trucks at once and will service fleets moving cargo to and from the Port of Oakland, as well as other nearby commercial fleets.

Voltera launched its first Class 8 drayage charging depot in fall 2023 in Lynwood. The launch was Voltera’s first scaled truck site with 60 installed high-powered chargers. Voltera has also purchased property in Wilmington and is in the process of purchasing and developing multiple properties to support drayage electrification in proximity to the I-710 corridor between the ports and the Inland Empire.

How we measure progress

LACI aggregates multiple sources of data to estimate the number of goods movement chargers, with some key assumptions. Assumptions include 1) smaller goods movement development vehicles (vans) can use public DCFC for opportunity charging and 2) that all Class 3-8 trucks registered in Los Angeles County are accompanied by one deployed charger.

LACI collects Los Angeles County data from 1) the California Energy Commission for public DCFC; 2) Southern California Edison for chargers enrolled in Charge Ready Transport (which supports M/HD vehicles); and 3) LADWP Charge-Ready Transport program

Date Source: June 2023