Daimler Truck North America, NextEra Energy Resources, and BlackRock Alternatives announced their joint venture Greenlane.
The venture is to design, develop, install, and operate a U.S. nationwide, high-performance zero-emission public charging and hydrogen fueling network for medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
They also unveiled renderings of the site layout as a major milestone in the development of the project.
Addressing EV Infrastructure Needs
Greenlane aims to establish its first charging site in Southern California and is in the process of acquiring multiple additional sites along key freight routes.
The joint venture team is working collaboratively to create a comprehensive infrastructure that will enable the deployment of the charging network.
In addition, specialized software and hardware teams are developing a tailored, commercial vehicle reservation platform to provide an exceptional customer experience to fleet managers, dispatchers, and drivers.
Initially, Greenlane will concentrate on battery-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, with hydrogen fueling stations for fuel cell trucks following soon after.
The long-term goal is to expand access to light-duty vehicles as part of the greater objective of electrifying mobility.
“Greenlane is designed to begin to tackle one of the greatest hurdles to the trucking industry’s decarbonization — infrastructure,” said John O’Leary, president and chief executive officer, DTNA.
“The nation’s fleets can only transform with the critical catalyst of publicly accessible charging designed to meet the needs for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Together with our strong partners, BlackRock and NextEra Energy Resources, we are launching Greenlane to address the unique demands of the industry, support our mutual customers, and provide a dual benefit to all electric vehicle drivers who will be able to utilize this new network. We’re excited to take this next step and look forward to sharing more of Greenlane’s plans in the future,” O’Leary added.