WattEV Unveils Largest Electric Truck Charging Depot

WattEV, a pioneering developer of commercial truck charging infrastructures, has launched the largest electric heavy-duty truck charging station in the United States at the Port of Long Beach. The company celebrated this milestone with a landmark opening event on July 24 attended by significant industry, government, and environmental stakeholders.

Why It Matters

This development signifies a major step in reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable transportation. The depot, conveniently located adjacent to the Pier-A terminal in the Port of Long Beach, will service electric heavy-duty trucks that connect inland destinations throughout Southern California.

Key Points

  • WattEV, under CEO Salim Youssefzadeh’s leadership, completed this colossal project within 14 months.
  • The Long Beach depot, branded as “WattEV,” is the first to launch out of California’s four currently under development.
  • The site boasts 13 dual-cord CCS 360KW chargers capable of charging 26 trucks simultaneously with a 5MW power supply from Southern California Edison.
  • Plans include the addition of megawatt charging that would enable pass-through trucks to charge in as little as 20 minutes.
  • This depot is part of WattEV’s extensive blueprint for electric truck charging stations across California, including locales like Gardena, San Bernardino, and Bakersfield.
  • It will be a significant part of WattEV’s proposed electric-truck charging freight corridor, progressively connecting to major freight routes throughout the West.

Bottom Line

The WattEV charging depot is a key link in promoting a zero-emission future and is set to serve the company’s expanding fleet of electric trucks. The facility will cater to trucks operating on the Truck-as-a-Service platform, moving freight to and from the combined ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The depot’s charging system meets the current charging standards for heavy-duty electric trucks, with the faster, higher-power Megawatt Charging System (MCS) to be introduced soon as trucks with megawatt charging capability become available.


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