Electrifying Commercial Freight Delivery for Schneider National

Source: Black & Veatch

With a fleet of Freightliner eCascadia battery electric semi-trucks on order, Schneider National Inc, a premier provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, needed to ensure the vehicle chargers would be ready when the first batch of electric trucks arrived at the South El Monte facility.

Schneider partnered with Black & Veatch and Southern California Edison to conduct an in-depth analysis of charging feasibility, energy planning, and program requirements of operating an electric fleet.

Black & Veatch, a leader in the clean transportation industry, then provided the design, engineering, permitting and installation of sixteen 350KW dual-corded EV charging dispensers and four 1.2 MW power cabinets for the South El Monte charging depot. As part of the site development, Black & Veatch removed the existing gravel and dirt parking lot and installed a 14,900 square foot concrete parking lot.

The 16 Power Electronics dispensers can charge 32 trucks simultaneously, with the trucks reaching 80% charge within 90 minutes.

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Funding Partners

JETSI is jointly financed by California Air Resources Board and California Energy Commission ($26.98 million), MSRC ($8 million), and South Coast AQMD ($5.4 million), with an additional $21.7 million from Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, Southern California Edison, NFI, and Schneider. JETSI is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment, particularly in disadvantaged communities.