HEAVY-DUTY electric trucks servicing San Pedro Bay port terminals can now charge for free at the Port of Long Beach, which announced it has opened the first two public charging stations in the nation for the vehicles, reported the American Journal of Transportation.
The port has partnered with EV Connect, a leading provider of charge-management solutions for electric vehicles, to provide the stations at the Clean Truck Programme Terminal Access Centre, 1265 Harbour Avenue, Long Beach 90813.
"Southern California will need a network of thousands of heavy-duty charging stations, not only at the ports but all around the region, as society moves to renewable energy to fight climate change," said Long Beach port executive director Mario Cordero. "We are proud to lead, support and help accelerate the adoption of these technologies."
Last month, the port announced it will receive a US$30.1 million grant from the US Department of Transportation to deploy the nation¡¯s largest fleet of manually operated, zero-emissions cargo handling equipment at a single marine terminal.
Compared to 2005, the year before the Clean Air Action Plan was adopted, the Port of Long Beach has reduced emissions of diesel particulate matter by 88 per cent, nitrogen oxides by 49 per cent, and sulphur oxides by 96 per cent.
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