Prologis unveils charging stations for 38 heavy-duty trucks at California logistics locations

Real estate company Prologis continues to install dozens of electric truck charging stations on its logistics properties as major states like California and New York advance their long-term plans to require all new trucks sold in 2045 and beyond to use zero-emissions power rather than internal combustion engines .

San Francisco-based Prologis today unveiled electric truck charging facilities at two major California locations, saying the effort is part of its Prologis Mobility Platform, the company’s suite of sustainability and electrification tools such as autonomous yard trucks, routing solutions for the last mile and more fleet management services.

The two newest sites will allow Performance Team, a logistics service provider for shipping giant Maersk, to simultaneously charge up to 38 of its Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 battery-electric trucks. The combined projects total more than 4 megawatts of installed charging capacity and are located in Sante Fe Springs and the City of Commerce.

According to Prologis, the investment will help its customers transition their commercial fleets to zero-emission transportation, from 18-wheel heavy-duty trucks to agile last-mile vans. “Fleet electrification is a top priority for our customers, and as part of our Essentials platform, Prologis Mobility offers a turnkey solution that simplifies the transition to zero-emission vehicles,” said Hamid R. Moghadam, co-founder and CEO of Prologis, in a press release . “This unique offering allows our customers to focus on their core business while making progress toward their sustainability goals.”

The El Segundo, Calif.-based Performance Team says the stations will serve its current fleet of 24 EV trucks, which is expected to grow to 36 by the end of the year, all of which will be used in Southern California for short-haul operations in warehouses and distribution centers.

The installations will also help the company meet climate change goals in California, which has set a goal of making 100% of car and light truck sales emissions-free by 2035, and also drayage trucks and medium and medium-sized trucks in the same year medium-duty trucks will be joined by heavy-duty trucks by 2045.

“We would like to thank our logistics real estate partner Prologis for their efforts in supporting our decarbonization strategy goals. These new charging stations will enable faster turnaround times for our electric fleet at our distribution centers and optimize our route deployment in a sustainable manner,” said Jason Walker, Performance Team’s chief operating officer, in a press release.

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