Greenlane plans for EV chargers stretching from Los Angeles to Las Vegas

Greenlane plans for EV chargers stretching from Los Angeles to Las Vegas

When complete, the 280-mile commercial EV charging corridor will have more than 100 chargers and facilities with modern amenities.

Greenlane has announced its first commercial EV charging corridor. When complete, the new charging corridor will stretch for 280-miles from Los Angeles, California, to Las Vegas, Nevada along Interstate 15. The company says this corridor will include more than 100 chargers and modern amenities for driver comfort.

Greenlane aims to accelerate the rollout of carbon-neutral freight transportation with initial charging locations in Colton, Barstow and Baker, California. Over the next year, further locations will be added along the corridor, extending beyond Southern Nevada and to San Pedro in California.

“After considering various factors, such as truck telematics data, frequent freight routes and customer deployment strategy, the Greenlane team selected these three optimal locations for our first commercial charging corridor to accelerate the transition to zero emissions,” said Patrick Macdonald-King, chief executive officer of Greenlane. “The launch of this corridor not only marks a critical step in addressing the urgent need for publicly available, nationwide electric charging for commercial vehicles but will also serve as a model for the EV charging hubs of the future.”

Greenlane plans for the Colton site to have more than 60 chargers, including 400 kW Direct Current Fast Chargers (DCFC) to speed charging of medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), with 200 kW DCFC charging options onsite for long-duration and overnight charging for heavy-duty tractors, medium-duty ZEVs and school buses. Greenlane says it will also deploy multiple passenger car charging stalls to support light-duty and passenger vehicles.

The company adds that later project phases will support both long-duration and overnight charging lanes for tractor-trailer combinations. The Greenlane site in Colton will also be future-proofed to accommodate the Megawatt Charging System (MCS) when commercially available.

“By using a predictive modeling tool to simulate truck traffic and energy flow at the site, we can determine how many chargers are necessary to meet the regional demand based on vehicle characteristics and departure and arrival times for vehicles hauling freight along this corridor,” said Macdonald-King. “Our findings indicated that placing the three stations approximately 60 to 90 miles apart would maximize uptime for day-cab drivers by enabling shorter charging sessions at each stop and ultimately allowing customers to move freight confidently without any limitations.”  

Greenlane is a joint venture between Daimler Truck North America LLC, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC and BlackRock (through a fund managed by its Climate Infrastructure business). The company aims to develop a nationwide network of commercial charging infrastructure locations, which are designed to provide hydrogen refueling for commercial vehicles in the coming years.

Greenlane is targeting a spring groundbreaking on the Colton flagship site, aiming to open in late 2024.

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