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WattEV partners with TTSI on zero-emission transport

July 9, 2021
The partnership will put 16 electric trucks into service to carry loads from the Southern Californian ports to regional destinations including Bakersfield and San Bernardino.

WattEV has entered into a fleet electrification agreement with Total Transportation Services (TTSI), in which TTSI will put into service 16 electric trucks to carry loads from the ports to regional destinations including Bakersfield and San Bernardino.

These initial TTSI electric trucks will be the first to use WattEV’s charging and depot facilities at major transport hubs. According to both companies, the partnership is an initial step toward reducing significant emissions of particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, and carbon produced by some 17,000 mostly older, diesel Class 8 trucks registered to serve two of the busiest ports in the nation.

“As we are expanding our transport operations,” Vic La Rosa, TTSI CEO, said. “We are determined to make zero-emission a priority. Our strategic partnership with WattEV forms the foundation for meeting our long-term sustainability goals and will help us to continue to be recognized as an industry leader towards clean air initiatives.”

WattEV is developing an advanced software platform—trucks-as-a-service (TaaS)—designed for the use of electric trucks within its network of charging stations, helping fleets and truckers meet requirements of shippers with sustainability goals while serving transporters with a viable economic model.

“TTSI’s participation in the design and rollout of our TaaS software platform and deployment of our charging network is a significant validation of both our technology and business model,” Salim Youssefzadeh, CEO of WattEV, said. “We look forward to working with them to play a role in decarbonizing the heavy hauling sector in Southern California.”

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