The Interstate 10 freight corridor will soon be equipped with electric truck charging stations stretching from Southern California to West Texas if all goes according to plan.
TeraWatt Infrastructure plans to build a TeraWatt load center every 150 miles starting outside of Los Angeles and ending in El Paso, Texas. The stations will be positioned approximately every 150 miles to accommodate the mileage range of commercially available electric tractor-trailers and range in size from four to 100 acres.
In addition to the semi-trailer loading facilities, these locations will include driver facilities that will allow the driver to rest, eat and shower while their trucks are recharging. The locations plan to be energy efficient with solar panels and low emissions in mind.
Each of the sites will be located within a mile of freeway exits to allow easy access for drivers, Market Watch reported.
“The electrification of long-haul trucking represents a significant opportunity to reduce emissions from the transportation sector, but depends on the rapid scale of specialized charging infrastructure,” said Neha Palmer, CEO of TeraWatt.
There are currently about 1,215 zero-emission medium-to-heavy-duty trucks on US roads, with another 140,000 on order.