California fleets to dominate Run on Less – Electric Depot


Fleets from California will comprise many of the roster of corporations collaborating within the North American Council for Freight Effectivity’s (NACFE) Run on Much less – Electrical Depot demonstration.

This system appears to look at what it takes to scale up from one or two electrical vehicles, to fifteen or extra. It can embody undertakings associated to charging, infrastructure, grid capability, and resilience, NACFE introduced when asserting members April 26.

Schneider electric truck
(Picture: Schneider)

“We’re excited to have these fleets in RoL- Electrical Depot and look ahead to sharing info on charging infrastructure, engagement with utilities, whole price of possession administration, truck efficiency, driver and technician coaching, cost administration, and extra to assist all the trade transfer to a cleaner freight future,” stated Mike Roeth, NACFE’s government director.

Taking part fleets will embrace: Frito-Lay in Queens, N.Y.; and 7 California-based operations together with OKProduce, Penske, Pepsi Drinks, Efficiency Group Logistics, Schneider, UPS, and WattEV.

“As you undoubtedly observed, the vast majority of fleets in RoL – Electrical Depot are situated in California. Our purpose with this occasion was to showcase fleets that are actually deploying 15 or extra vehicles and we had hoped to have a wider geographic illustration,” stated Dave Schaller, NACFE’s director of trade engagement. “The truth is that at this level the vast majority of fleets with 15 or extra electrical vehicles are in California, however, we consider they’re a great illustration of the advantages and challenges of deploying electrical automobiles at scale.”

Demonstration comes Sept. 11

The three-week demonstration will kick off Sept. 11. Tales and metrics shall be posted on

Search for tales on fleets which might be within the strategy of ramping up their electrical car operations.

“In our vetting of the fleet depots for this run, we got here throughout fleets which might be on the cusp of scaling up the variety of electrical automobiles of their operation. Whereas they didn’t meet the standards for this 12 months’s run, we nonetheless consider there are useful classes they will train us,” Roeth says.

These also can participate in a 10-session Electrical Depot Bootcamp, which is able to cowl subjects together with: electrical truck developments; charging challenges; alternatives to increase vary; electrical energy resiliency and availability; present and future rules; and electrical depot website planning and building.

Anybody can participate in these webinars free of charge by signing up right here.


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