Logistics real-estate provider Prologis unveiled two electric truck charging installations as part of its Prologis Mobility platform. The two charging sites will enable Performance Team, a national logistics company, to simultaneously charge up to 38 of its Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 battery-electric trucks.
Prologis' porfolio spans from heavy-duty trucks to last-mile vans. With about 1.2 billion square feet of logistics properties, the company is positioned to help companies accelerate the adoption of electric fleets, company officials said. Prologis Mobility integrates energy supply with charging infrastructure, installation, operations, and fleet management software.
Commercial Truck Charging Installations
Prologis and Performance Team are working together to install EV charging infrastructure in several large U.S. industrial markets. The companies started in Southern California.
Two large installations are up and running, energizing a total of 38 new electric trucks. The projects — one in Sante Fe Springs and the other in the City of Commerce — provide about 4 megawatts of total installed charging capacity.
- Santa Fe Springs — Located at a non-Prologis-owned logistics facility, this project went live in late summer 2022 with the capacity to charge 16 trucks at once. Drivers have already clocked nearly 100,000 miles running short haul trips in the Los Angeles market. Because charging happens right at the warehouse, trucks do not have to be diverted for fueling outside of their most optimal routes.
- Commerce Transport Center — The newest project to come online, the Commerce Transport Center, started operations in late October, well within a year of initial project design. The project is estimated to provide Performance Team with more than 4 million kWh of energy annually to fuel 22 trucks. Prologis Mobility managed the design and installation of the project, as well as the engagement with the local utility, Southern California Edison, simplifying the process for Performance Team.
"These new charging stations will enable faster turn times of our electric fleet while in our distribution centers and optimize our route deployment in sustainable ways," said Performance Team CEO Jason Walker.