Forum Mobility, an Oakland-based company, has unveiled plans for its largest electric truck charging depot in Livermore, California. The $20 million project, set to open in 2024, will have enough space, grid power, and high-voltage chargers to simultaneously serve up to 96 battery-powered heavy-duty trucks.
The depot is part of Forum Mobility’s efforts to build a network of charging depots and lease electric trucks to freight haulers in compliance with California’s mandate to switch to zero-emission trucks.
However, the company’s target of 600 chargers across the state by next year is just a fraction of what California will need to meet its Advanced Clean Fleets rule, which requires the conversion of 1.8 million commercial trucks to emissions-free vehicles over the next two decades.
The tweet below verifies the news:
Forum Mobility is building a 96-truck charging depot in Northern California — a significant step toward the state’s goal of decarbonizing trucking by 2035.
— Canary Media (@CanaryMediaInc) June 13, 2023
Forum Mobility is receiving assistance from East Bay Community Energy, which provided a $4.5 million low-interest loan and is also exploring options like on-site solar panels and batteries to mitigate its grid power demand.
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However, the challenge lies in the availability and capacity of the power grid to support the increasing demand for electric truck charging infrastructure.
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