Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, Solar  -  November 7, 2018

Volvo Trucks deploys its first EVs

Volvo Trucks will deploy its first electrified trucks in North American out of warehouses in Southern California.

The project includes a partnership with Greenlots, which will outfit the warehouses with heavy- and light-duty charging infrastructure, integrate the chargers with onsite solar PV and energy storage systems and leverage Greenlots' charging network management software to deploy Volvo’s fleet of EV trucks.

"This is an excellent opportunity to show the end-to-end potential of electrification," said Peter Voorhoeve, President of Volvo Trucks North America. "From solar energy harvesting at our customer locations, to electric vehicle uptime services, to potential second uses for batteries, this project will provide invaluable experience and data for the whole value chain."

A statement from Greenlots noted, “This is the first heavy-duty fleet-charging project stemming from a significant public-private partnership with the California Air Resources Board (CARB). CARB awarded $44.8 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) for Volvo's Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) project.” Volvo LIGHTS is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative 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.

 

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