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Einride and Voltera Unveils North America’s Largest Electric Freight Charging Station

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Einride, a company specializing in freight mobility and offering digital, electric, and autonomous technologies, has revealed the

Einride, a company specializing in freight mobility and offering digital, electric, and autonomous technologies, has revealed the inauguration of its inaugural U.S.-based Einride Smartcharger Station in Lynwood, California, located within Los Angeles County. Featuring 65 chargers and the capability to charge up to 200 vehicles daily, this establishment stands as North America’s largest operational charging site dedicated to electric heavy-duty freight, marking a significant advancement in charging infrastructure within the United States. The station’s construction was a collaborative effort with Voltera, a leading developer and proprietor of charging infrastructure tailored for zero-emission vehicle fleets.

Strategically located near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach along the I-710, which handles 29% of all containerized international waterborne trade in the U.S., the site will ensure electric fleets are able to seamlessly integrate into day-to-day shipping operations, while reducing congestion and driver wait times. The charging station currently serves Einride’s connected electric fleets, including routes for global shipping giant A.P. Moller – Maersk. Einride will make the station available for future customers in order to bolster the freight ecosystem in Los Angeles County. A grand opening event will be held in April to mark the official public opening of the site.

“The launch of Einride’s first Smartcharger Station in the U.S. marks a momentous stride in establishing digital, electric freight as an important enabler to a more resilient U.S. freight system. This facility will enable a key region to fast track to electric, given its proximity to the Port of LA, one of the world’s busiest container ports and a driver of the U.S. economy,” says Robert Falck, CEO and Founder of Einride.

“Our team was able to get Einride’s Lynwood site permitted, built, energized and operational in under 18 months—in the world of charging infrastructure, that’s pretty remarkable,” says Matt Horton, CEO of Voltera. “Our team learned a lot from this project that will help inform and guide our continued build-out of zero-emission vehicle infrastructure nationwide.”

Beyond enabling trucks to recharge in between shipments, Einride’s Smartcharger Station offers truck drivers a lounge complete with key amenities as well as providing information such as charge status, remaining time, power output and performance. The station is integrated with Einride Saga, the intelligent freight operating system that provides AI-powered data insights and powers the full Einride ecosystem. This integration allows Einride to provide customers with real-time updates on demand, location, timing, and utilization of charging infrastructure thus unlocking scalable efficiencies.

The unveiling of the Lynwood Smartcharger Station marks a significant milestone in Einride’s mission to revolutionize freight transportation by making it sustainable, efficient, and scalable. This location is the first of many the company plans to build throughout the country and will serve a critical function in installing capacity to service the region connecting the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The Einride charging approach is designed to enable higher fleet productivity, cleaner air quality, and shorter wait times for drivers. Future stations are being pursued on both the West and East coasts, with construction to begin on new sites later this year.

SOURCE: Einride

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