WattEV, a commercial-truck charging infrastructure developer, has unveiled the largest charging station of its kind in the United States for electric heavy-duty trucks at the Port of Long Beach (POLB).
Located directly adjacent to the Pier-A terminal in the Port of Long Beach (POLB), the WattEV POLB Depot will serve as the southern anchor of WattEV’s planned electric-truck charging freight corridor, connecting heavy-duty electric trucks with routes to inland destinations throughout Southern California.
The site features 13 chargers with the ability to charge 26 trucks concurrently, with 5 megawatts of power provided by Southern California Edison. WattEV plans to add megawatt charging at the depot that will allow pass-through trucks to be charged in 20 minutes, according to Salim Youssefzadeh, co-founder and CEO of WattEV.
WattEV has been working on opening four depots in California throughout the past few years, including warehouse districts in Gardena, inland