Daimler to develop public heavy-duty electrical truck charging website with Portland utility

Daimler Vehicles North America and Portland Common Electrical have introduced the co-development of a big public charging website for medium- and heavy-duty industrial EVs.

The power, to be referred to as Electrical Island, is now beneath development close to Daimler Vehicles headquarters in Portland. It’s designed to help as much as 9 charging stations with charging ranges of as much as one megawatt by spring of 2021. Plans for extra chargers, on-site vitality storage, solar energy era, and a product and expertise showcase constructing are presently being finalized.

Electrical Island will function a check mattress that may inform each corporations’ EV efforts by learning the way forward for heavy-duty charging. Areas to be investigated embrace: the combination of industrial quality charging expertise into PGE’s Good Grid; V2G applied sciences; second-life use of Daimler’s battery packs; onsite vitality era; and knowledge expertise alternatives in fleet and vitality administration.

“With the plan to increase electrical car charging in Portland to help not solely our EV charging wants, however these of different drivers within the space, we’re paving the best way to a CO₂-neutral future,” stated Roger Nielsen, CEO of Daimler Vehicles North America. “As the biggest producer of business automobiles, we are able to speed up this shift and are excited to deal with, holistically, the entire EV ecosystem.”

Supply: Daimler Trucks North America