Daimler Truck N.A. to add EV training center, engineering facility to Oregon HQ

Daimler Truck N.A. to add EV training center, engineering facility to Oregon HQ

The investments include a new Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) training center, and a new engineering facility.

Daimler Truck North America announced two significant investments at its Portland, OR headquarters complex on Swan Island. The investments include both a new Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) training center adjacent to DTNA’s Electric Island, and a new engineering facility at the DTNA campus. 

According to DTNA, the addition to Electric Island represents the next phase to accelerate testing and development of charging infrastructure for commercial vehicles since the first-of-its-kind public charging station, built in partnership with Portland General Electric, opened in 2021. The new training center will be used for the DTNA dealer network and as a resource center for community stakeholders interested in the clean transportation industry. The anticipated project will cost $3M million with half of the costs being funded through a forgivable loan from Prosper Portland, the City of Portland’s economic development agency.

DTNA says the engineering facility will be approximately 110,000 sq.-ft. and will consolidate testing activities under one roof, with a focus on research and development for emerging propulsion technologies, such as battery electric and hydrogen-fueled vehicles. The project is anticipated to cost $40M and will be partially funded by the state of Oregon with a $700,000 forgivable loan from the state’s Strategic Reserve fund.

“Daimler Truck North America is proud to call Portland, Oregon our home,” said John O’Leary, president and chief executive officer of DTNA. “We appreciate the City and State’s support of our expansion plans to further promote the development and proper testing of advanced technology and look forward to collaborating for many more years to come on training and employing a future-ready workforce.” 

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