Daimler Truck, NextEra Energy, and BlackRock Joint Venture Unveils Greenlane, A Nationwide Zero-Emission Charging Network

What’s Happening

Daimler Truck North America, LLC (DTNA), NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, and BlackRock Alternatives are announcing Greenlane, their joint venture aimed at creating a nationwide, high-performance zero-emission public charging and hydrogen fueling network for medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Along with this announcement, they have released renderings of the site layout, marking a significant milestone in the project’s development.

Why It Matters

Greenlane serves the pressing need for a nationwide, publicly accessible electric charging infrastructure specifically for commercial vehicles, with a particular emphasis on long-haul freight operations. This venture is a crucial step towards creating a sustainable zero-emission vehicle ecosystem across North America.


Key Points

Since its establishment in 2022, the joint venture, worth over $650 million, has made notable strides. The first site for Greenlane is planned for Southern California, with additional sites being secured along various freight routes. The team is focused on developing the infrastructure required for the charging network, with specialized software and hardware teams developing a bespoke commercial vehicle reservation platform.

The charging sites network will be strategically located along crucial freight routes on both coasts and in Texas. Where possible, Greenlane will utilize existing infrastructure and amenities, supplemented by additional greenfield sites to meet projected customer demand. Initially, the focus will be on battery-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, with plans to include hydrogen fueling stations for fuel cell trucks later on. The eventual goal is to expand access to light-duty vehicles, further advancing the broader electrification of mobility.

Bottom Line

Greenlane is an essential initiative that begins to address one of the biggest challenges in the decarbonization of the trucking industry – infrastructure. John O’Leary, president and CEO of DTNA, emphasized that the joint venture will not only serve the industry’s unique demands but also support mutual customers and benefit all electric vehicle drivers who can utilize this new network.

NextEra Energy Resources’ CEO, Rebecca Kujawa, echoed O’Leary’s sentiments, highlighting Greenlane’s critical role in the decarbonization of the commercial transportation sector and the broader U.S. economy. She emphasized the network’s importance as a publicly available charging solution, leveraging their experience in energy, analytics, and infrastructure development to deliver end-to-end networking charging solutions.

David Giordano, the global head of climate infrastructure at BlackRock Alternatives, also expressed excitement about partnering with key players in the energy transition and bringing institutional capital to the burgeoning sector.


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