Demonstrating Innovations to Scale Zero‑Emission Freight Transport

The JETSI project is a landmark initiative that will deploy 100 Class 8 battery-electric trucks (BETs) across Southern California to demonstrate strategies to successfully scale market penetration of zero emission technologies.

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Schneider Deploys 50 Freightliner eCascadia Battery-Electric Trucks Funded Through the JETSI Project

Partners of the Joint Electric Truck Scaling Initiative (JETSI) project today announced that Schneider has deployed all 50 of its battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia trucks funded through the project, making the company one of the largest zero-emission Class 8 fleet operators in the nation.

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How NFI Deployed 50 Battery-Electric Trucks in California

HDT | NFI had just gotten into the West Coast drayage business in a big way with the 2017 purchase of CalCartage when Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Semi electric truck. NFI executives immediately saw drayage as an ideal use case for such a truck. So NFI’s team went to talk to its legacy truck makers. “We said, ‘If this is something you’re thinking about, we want to be a part of it,” says Jim O’Leary, VP of Assets for New Jersey-based NF

Glimpse at a clean-air future for Inland Empire trucks seen in Ontario

KVCR | Diesel trucks emit smog and tiny particles into the air that are known to cause respiratory diseases for people living near freeways and warehouses. NFI officials say their battery-powered trucks and electric charging ports will help replace up to 3 million gallons of diesel fuel per year.

Electric Semis Are Hitting the Road in California

Heatmap | These trucks are part of a project called the Joint Electric Truck Scaling Initiative, or JETSI. Funded by a handful of state sustainability agencies, the project aims to prove that electric power really can replace dirty diesel for trucking, at least for regional runs. Soon, about 100 electric trucks divided between two shipping companies will be driving around Southern California, delivering cargo while discovering just how challenging it will be for American trucking to run on battery power.

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