Experts Offer Advice on Spec’ing EVs for Fleets

Source: Transport Topics

Bill Bliem, Senior Vice President of Fleet Services at NFI, provided examples of utilizing an electric fleet with the JETSI Project at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition March 8. In 2021, the logistics provider was awarded funding for a Joint Electric Truck Scaling Initiative for California’s commercial deployment of battery-electric trucks. Bliem shared lessons learned through implementation of NFI’s electrification effort and repeatedly summed it up with one word.

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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.