SoCal Trucking Operations Shift Big Rig Electrification Into High Gear

Source: Energized

South Coast AQMD board member Gideon Kracov and executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Schneider, Rob Reich, discuss SCE’s Charge Ready Transport that will provide EV charging for the JETSI project’s 100 electric trucks, and demonstrate 50 battery-electric vehicles can be deployed into the intermodal operations in Southern California effectively.

Twenty plug-in electric trucks from Volvo will be part of the program.

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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.