Crowley, a global supply chain company, has signed an agreement to test Terraline’s EV500 battery-electric test truck in its fleet next year, with an option to order the electric trucks for delivery in 2026.
Terraline said its EV500 truck is the trucking industry’s first clean-sheet, autonomous-ready, battery-electric Class 8 long-haul truck with 500-plus miles of range, and that it's autonomous-tech ready.
Crowley is a privately held, U.S.-owned and -operated maritime, energy, and logistics solutions company. It provides land transportation across North and Central America for commercial and government customers, providing end-to-end logistics solutions.
Terraline will service Crowley’s Florida facilities in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, and Miami.
Solo Advanced Vehicle Technologies
Previously, Terraline operated as Solo Advanced Vehicle Technologies, which in March 2022 announced $7 million in seed funding to develop what it called the first ground-up heavy-duty battery-electric truck platform to be compatible with any autonomous driving software. The company’s name change took place in January of this year.
The company was founded in 2021 by alumni from Waymo, Tesla, Nikola, BMW, Ford, Faraday Futures, Rivian, and more. It's backed by investors such as Trucks VC, Maniv Mobility, and Wireframe Ventures.
“At Terraline, we have enormous goals around accelerating the adoption of electrification across freight fleets,” said Graham Doorley, CEO and founder, Terraline. “Securing this agreement with such a forward-looking company like Crowley validates our team’s hard work and gets the industry closer to meeting state and federal emissions mandates.”
As Terraline’s first U.S. partner, Crowley will provide insight into the truck’s performance and help Terraline continue to develop the technology.
“Partnering with Terraline for this pilot project can advance our progress to reach net-zero across all of our scopes and operations,” said Bob Weist, Crowley vice president, North America transportation.