Georgia, California Ports Add ZEV Charging - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions  -  April 30, 2024

Georgia, California Ports Add ZEV Charging

Ports in Savannah in Georgia and Los Angeles and Long Beach in California will receive $9.6 million in federal funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Reduction of Truck Emissions at Port Facilities (RTEPF) program.

Voltera, a developer, owner and operator of charging infrastructure for zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) fleets, announced that its owned sites near the ports of Voltera’s Savannah project will receive $7.8 million from the FHWA funding. Its site in Wilmington, California, will receive $1.8 million from the FHWA funding.

EV charging at each site will be offered to customers via multiple contracting models. Voltera’s port projects will help boost the transition to zero-emission freight operations by supporting the electrification and decarbonization of key logistics hubs.

Voltera’s Savannah site will enable efficient, resilient and sustainable drayage operations at the Port of Savannah. Developed in partnership with Georgia Power, the site will deliver up to 23 megawatts (MW) of charging capacity and feature more than 120 charging stalls to accommodate Class 8 electric drayage trucks servicing the Port of Savannah. Voltera estimates a reduction of up to 37,000 metric tons of emissions annually.

Voltera’s charging site in Wilmington, California, is adjacent to critical connection routes to the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. The Wilmington site will feature 20 charging stalls for Class 8 electric trucks and deliver up to 4 MW of charging capacity. Voltera estimates a reduction of up to 6,300 metric tons of emissions annually via this site. The site has also received funding from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

“The assistance from the administration and state and local government agencies has been critically helpful,” said Matt Horton, CEO of Voltera, in a statement. “Having a roadmap in terms of how to roll out freight corridors allows us to catalyze a lot of investment from the private sector to complement the incentives that the government has provided.”


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