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Company to build 280 mile electric CMV charging corridor between Los Angeles and Las Vegas

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Greenlane Infrastructure announced plans to create a 280 mile electric CMV charging corridor between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

In a March 27 announcement, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)-backed Greenlane laid out plans to construct a new commercial EV charging corridor along I-15 with “more than 100 chargers, modern amenities designed to increase the comfort of drivers, resilience for high uptime and ultimately moving freight more efficiently.”

Initial charging stations will be located in Colton, Barstow, and Baker, California, with more stations to be added in additional locations along the I-15 corridor over the next year.

The Colton site is expected to open in late 2024.

When complete, the Colton charging site will have 60 chargers, including 400 kW Direct Current Fast Chargers (DCFC) to speed charging of medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), Greenlane says.

Sites will also provide amenities for truck drivers.

“Designed to upgrade and enhance the current rest stop experience, each Greenlane site will have wide pull-through lanes, allowing drivers to enter and exit the property quickly and easily. While waiting for vehicles to charge, drivers can access modern facilities, with restrooms and other amenities, including food and beverage options,” the company stated in a press release.

The Greenlane sites will also support passenger vehicle charging and hydrogen refueling for commercial vehicles in the years to come.

“After considering various factors, such as truck telematics data, frequent freight routes and customer deployment strategy, the Greenlane team selected these three optimal locations for our first commercial charging corridor to accelerate the transition to zero emissions,” said Patrick Macdonald-King, CEO of Greenlane. “The launch of this corridor not only marks a critical step in addressing the urgent need for publicly available, nationwide electric charging for commercial vehicles but will also serve as a model for the EV charging hubs of the future.”

Greenlane is a joint venture between DTNA, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC and BlackRock with a mission to “mission is to design, develop, install and operate a nationwide, high-performance zero-emission public charging and hydrogen refueling network for medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicles.”

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