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Forum Mobility breaks ground on heavy-duty electric truck charging depot in Port of Long Beach, supporting California's zero-emission transportation goals

Forum Mobility starts construction of heavy-duty electric truck charging depot in the Port of Long Beach

May 17, 2024
Upon completion by the end of 2024, the facility will provide high-speed charging infrastructure to more than 200 electric drayage trucks per day, supporting California's transition to zero-emission transportation.

Forum Mobility, a heavy-duty truck charging infrastructure provider, recently broke ground for its new FM Harbor charging depot in the Port of Long Beach. Once complete by the end of 2024, the facility could provide high-speed charging infrastructure for more than 200 electric drayage trucks daily, supporting California's transition to zero-emission transportation. 

Speakers at the event included participants from the City of Long Beach, the Port of Long Beach, the California Air Resources Board, Amazon, Talon Logistics, Redefined Transportation, and Harbor Trucking Association.

The FM Harbor facility is part of a larger Forum Mobility network of heavy-duty truck charging depots strategically located in ports and on routes to common freight destinations. Each depot includes on-site security, charging, and driver parking to deliver a plug-and-play experience for truckers switching to electric.

"Forum is building dedicated infrastructure for heavy-duty trucks to transition from diesel to electricity,” Matt LeDucq, CEO and co-founder of Forum Mobility, said. “With the support of the Port of Long Beach, the FM Harbor depot will provide drayage truckers a turnkey solution for zero-emission freight. At Forum Mobility facilities like this one, fleets can make the transition simply and without using their own capital.”

Forum Mobility offers monthly subscription options for truck operators, including charging or charging plus a truck in one package. Amazon Global Mile, Talon Logistics, Ocean Network Express (North America) / Boxlinks, and Redefined Transportation have already secured reservations from Forum Mobility to utilize the facility. Other truck operators may also join the network.

"Securing fully staffed and dedicated charging inside the port makes us pioneers in the space, which puts us ahead of the competition," said Emmanuel Carrillo, Talon CEO. "FM Harbor couldn't be more convenient—7,000 trucks a day go into the Port of Long Beach, and our fleet will be one of the few able to charge right next to the terminals. Forum's turnkey charging solution allows me to focus on growing my business and serving my customers."

See also: Forum Mobility provides charging for new electric truck program

California needs heavy-duty truck charging infrastructure to meet its goal of a 100% zero-emission drayage fleet by 2035, which represents about 33,000 Class 8 trucks. The California Energy Commission estimates that to comply with the Advanced Clean Fleet and other regulations, California will need 157,000 medium—and heavy-duty chargers by 2030.

Featuring 19 dual-port 360 kW chargers and six 360 kW single-dispenser chargers, FM Harbor's charging depot will charge 44 trucks simultaneously and more than 200 trucks per day. The facility is expected to come online by the end of 2024. At a time when unprecedented federal funding and incentives are available to convert diesel truck fleets to electric, this charging depot represents a replicable, scalable project that can provide jobs and health benefits at ports around the country.

 

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