TeraWatt Infrastructure recently hosted a groundbreaking event for a new charging site for light-duty EV fleets in Inglewood, California. The site will feature 26 DC fast chargers, along with amenities for drivers. It’s slated to be operational in early 2024.
The charging hub benefited from a $1.9-million California Energy Commission grant in support of ride-hail electrification. Its location near Los Angeles International Airport is likely to ensure a steady stream of business from ride-share drivers and other commercial users.
As California gradually phases out legacy ICE vehicles, charging hubs for commercial EVs will be an essential part of the ecosystem, but most fleet operators aren’t in a position to build out the necessary infrastructure themselves. As CEO Neha Palmer explained to Charged in a 2021 feature article, TeraWatt has the real estate, the utility connections and the charging expertise to offer a turnkey solution for charging infrastructure and services, enabling fleets to make a seamless transition to EVs. (WattEV, which focuses more on medium- and heavy-duty EV fleets, recently opened a similar charging hub at the Port of Long Beach, and has secured funding for two more.)
“Our goal is to provide a seamless charging solution with both infrastructure and services so that fleets can more rapidly accelerate their electrification efforts,” said CEO and co-founder Neha Palmer. “The move to EVs is happening now, not just for consumers, but for fleets. The Inglewood charging site is the first of many infrastructure build-outs that will enable businesses to holistically adopt a sustainable transportation strategy.”
Source: TeraWatt Infrastructure