Schneider Adds Battery EVs to California Fleet - Diversified Communications

Commercial, Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions  -  August 11, 2023

Schneider Adds Battery EVs to California Fleet

Schneider National, a multimodal provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, announced the carrier is now running two Lonestar Specialty Vehicles battery electric terminal tractors.

The company now has a total of 94 vehicles in its EV fleet.

The Lonestar S22 terminal electric tractors (also known as yard spotters in the industry) are used to move trailers at Schneider’s Rancho Cucamonga, California cross dock. The tractors replaced two diesel units.

Each tractor can run for a 24-hour period before needing to be recharged, and a full charge takes an estimated hour and a half.

“Implementing these tractors is a massive achievement as we move toward operating zero emission vehicles at scale,” said Schneider Vice President of Equipment Engineering Jake VandeLoo in a statement. “Adding the units is part of our efforts to reduce the carbon footprint.”

The new tractors will save an estimated 35 tons of CO2 per truck each year.

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