Maersk Performance Team has installed two new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Los Angeles County.
The stations will serve the current fleet of 24 EV trucks and 36 in total by the end of year.
The Class 8 Volvo Electric trucks will be used in Southern California for short-haul warehouse and distribution centre operations.
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The new stations were installed at Performance Team’s Santa Fe Springs, California and Commerce, California distribution centres designed to support the area’s 18 million consumer population.
San Francisco-based Prologis – a strategic partner of Performance Team, managed and installed both charging station locations as part of their Prologis Mobility solutions program, coordinating with the local utility, Southern California Edison.
“We’d like to thank our logistics real estate partner Prologis for their efforts to support our decarbonisation strategy goals,” said Jason Walker, Chief Operating Officer of Performance Team.
“These new charging stations will enable faster turn times of our electric fleet while in our distribution centres and optimise our route deployment in sustainable ways.”
The company’s deployment of zero-tailpipe emission Volvo VNR Electric models follows its environment, social and governance (ESG) strategy to decarbonise logistics.
Performance Team ordered 126 Volvo VNR Electric trucks earlier this year as part of an aim of 450 electric trucks to support Maersk’s global decarbonisation goals.
Maersk continued its record streak in the third quarter of 2022, registering the 16th quarter in a row with year-on-year earnings growth.
Revenue for Q3 increased to $22.8 billion or by 37 per cent compared to the same period last year.