NFI Expands Class 8 Electric Truck Fleet in Southern California - Fuel Smarts

NFI Expands Class 8 Electrical Truck Fleet in Southern California – Gas Smarts

NFI has labored intently with Volvo and Freightliner to deploy battery-electric Class 8 vehicles in its Southern California drayage operations.

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NFI is increasing its fleet of Class 8 battery-electric vehicles in Southern California and plans to have 100 in operation by the top of the 12 months.

“NFI has labored intently with its OEM companions — Volvo Vehicles and Daimler Truck — over the last a number of years to place battery-electric vehicles to the check on our routes throughout Southern California,” stated Sid Brown, CEO of NFI. “By the top of this 12 months, we may have 100 Class 8 battery-electric vehicles devoted to port drayage, bringing cleaner air to the communities wherein we function.”

The primary 50 of the vehicles, 30 electrical Freightliner eCascadia and 20 Volvo VNR Electrical vehicles, are funded via the Joint Electrical Truck Scaling Initiative (JETSI) mission, which is designed to point out that fleets can efficiently scale their electric-truck fleets. The initiative was first introduced in 2021.

NFI reviews that it has taken supply of the primary 15 vehicles funded via the mission, with the remaining ordered vehicles set to be delivered by the top of June, to function from its Ontario, California, warehouse facility.

One other 50 electrical vehicles will likely be coming funded via different sources.

To put in the charging infrastructure wanted to help its rising BET fleet, NFI is working intently with Southern California Edison, Electrify Business, and the Metropolis of Ontario to improve the power’s energy provide and set up 19 350kW energy cupboards, which have 38 electrical car charger dispensers. NFI’s Ontario charging infrastructure is anticipated to be put in and energized by the top of 2023. Within the meantime, NFI will quickly function its electrical vehicles from its Chino facility, which accommodates high-powered charging infrastructure from earlier tasks. 

NFI’s Truck Electrification Management

NFI has a company-owned fleet of greater than 5,000 tractors and 14,300 trailers. As a part of the corporate’s dedication to drive provide chain sustainability, NFI has taken a management function within the electrification of freight motion.

Via its participation in a number of freight electrification tasks, NFI has gained worthwhile perception into which routes are optimum for electrical vehicles, primarily based on the variety of stops, topography, site visitors patterns, freight being transported, and extra.

As well as, NFI has collaborated with Volvo Vehicles North America and Daimler Truck North America to configure its vehicles primarily based on its operational wants, in addition to practice its drivers on the way to prolong energy within the battery and the way to maximize regenerative braking advantages.   

NFI has participated in a number of electric-truck demonstration tasks since 2018, together with the Volvo LIGHTS, Daimler Truck’s Innovation Fleet, and Change-On tasks. Via these tasks, NFI’s demonstration fleet of Freightliner eCascadias, Volvo VNR Electrics, and electrical yard tractors has traveled greater than 1.5 million miles so far and offset greater than 2,300 metric tons of greenhouse gasoline emissions — equal to eliminating 225,933 gallons of diesel gasoline consumption.

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