Sysco unveils first heavy-duty EV hub

Sysco unveils first heavy-duty EV hub

The Riverside project is a foundational step toward Sysco’s goal to reduce its direct emissions by 27.5% and add 2,800 electric trucks to its U.S. fleet by 2030.

Sysco Corporation has unveiled its vision for the Riverside Electric Vehicle Hub, which the company says will transform its California distribution center into the focal point of its electrified fleet. The Riverside project is a foundational step toward the company’s goal to reduce its direct emissions by 27.5% and add 2,800 electric trucks to its U.S. fleet by 2030, according to Sysco. Currently, Sysco operates 11 Freightliner battery electric eCascadia tractors at its Riverside facility and expects to deploy 20 total by summer 2023.

Once completed, the facility’s currently planned EV infrastructure will include 40 dual-port DC fast-charging stations in support of 40 electric Class- vehicles and 40 electric refrigerated trailers.

The company notes that the Riverside site will also feature 4 MWh of battery storage and will increase its solar power generation by an additional 1.5 MW. ConMet eMobility is additionally enabling the development of zero-emission commercial vehicles, providing technology for the electrification of refrigerated trailers required for Sysco to deliver food.

According to the company’s recent press release, InCharge Energy and ABB E-mobility are supplying and preparing to activate 40 Terra 124 DC fast chargers. Already tested for vehicle interoperability and reliability, these stations will facilitate quick and timely charging of all vehicles daily, the company says.

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