Charged EVs | Terawatt’s California heavy-duty EV charging site offers charging now, during site build-out


Terawatt Infrastructure is building a network of charging sites for heavy-duty EVs, and also offers a turnkey solution for fleets that want to electrify.

One of several sites in the pipeline is at Commerce, near downtown Los Angeles. While that facility is under construction, Terawatt will offer a temporary charging solution that fleets can start using immediately. The interim charging site will provide “an opportunity for early-adopter fleets to fine-tune EV operations and mitigate lengthy development timelines for EV charging.”

Throughout 2024, the site will offer 450 kW of charging capacity for up to 35 daily charges. Following construction in early 2025, the site will reopen as a 10 MW facility with 21 charging stalls and a driver amenities building, all supported by Terawatt’s proprietary charge management software and other services.

“Terawatt views the location of our Commerce site as mission-critical for providing an optimal charging experience right where drivers engage in daily operations,” said Mike Englhard, Terawatt’s Chief Development Officer. “Providing charging in Commerce allows drivers to retain the same routing experience that they’re used to today.”

“We are steadfast in a tailored electrification approach that meets fleets where they are,” said Neha Palmer, co-founder and CEO of Terawatt (see the interview in our July/August 2021 issue). “The Commerce site is an example of charging infrastructure that can be made available today, enabling fleets to progress on their electrification journeys while longer-term infrastructure projects progress in tandem. We are committed to leveraging our property portfolio and power available for use right now so that fleets can seamlessly transition to electric operations.”

In addition to the Commerce site, Terawatt plans to bring four new California sites online this year, including LAX in early 2024, Rancho Dominguez in mid-2024, and Rialto by the end of 2024.

Source: Terawatt Infrastructure


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