NFI Powering Progress in Southern California


Throughout its 92-year history, NFI has taken a leading role in advancing supply chain sustainability. By participating in battery-electric truck demonstration projects since 2018 – including the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Volvo LIGHTS, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (South Coast AQMD) Daimler Truck Innovation Fleet, and EPA’s Switch-On initiatives – NFI’s battery-electric fleet has collectively covered more than 2 million miles. As a result, NFI has eliminated the equivalent of 307,692 gallons of diesel fuel consumption and 3,415 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

NFI has officially received all 50 Class 8 battery-electric trucks funded through the project—including 30 Freightliner eCascadia trucks and 20 Volvo VNR Electric trucks. To support its expanding battery-electric truck fleet, NFI collaborated with Southern California Edison and Electrify America to develop its charging depot supporting refueling speeds up to 350 kW for capable trucks and will feature roughly 7 MW of DC charging capacity shared across 38 individual DC fast chargers when the facility is fully completed.

“Everyone is learning from this. From the fleets, to the infrastructure providers, to the agencies, to the regulators… everybody has spent a lot of effort over the last six years putting dollars behind these projects so the industry and the entire public can learn,” said Jim O’Leary, NFI Vice President of Assets.

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