Einride makes history with North America’s largest electric heavy-duty freight charging site 

  • Einride unveils North America’s largest electric heavy-duty freight charging site in Los Angeles.
  • Strategically located near Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Lynwood Station boasts 65 chargers.
  • Collaboration with Voltera advances US freight system toward sustainability.

Einride has opened North America’s largest electric heavy-duty freight charging site in collaboration with Volterra

Einride, the freight mobility and autonomous truck specialist, has unveiled its latest milestone in sustainable transportation: the Einride Smartcharger Station in Los Angeles. This groundbreaking facility is North America’s largest operational charging site dedicated to electric heavy-duty freight. It is strategically positioned near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Lynwood, California. The station boasts a capacity of 65 chargers and can service up to 200 vehicles daily.

Voltera helped make the project possible, a leading developer of charging infrastructure and batteries for zero-emission vehicles. The station’s strategic location along the I-710 corridor ensures seamless integration of electric fleets into shipping operations. This corridor handles nearly a third of all containerized international waterborne trade in the USA.

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Robert Falck, CEO and Founder of Einride, said:

“The launch of Einride’s first Smartcharger Station in the U.S. marks a momentous stride in establishing digital, electric freight as an important enabler to a more resilient U.S. freight system. This facility will enable a key region to fast track to electric, given its proximity to the Port of LA, one of the world’s busiest container ports and a driver of the U.S. economy.”

Beyond its charging capabilities, the Smartcharger Station offers truck drivers a comfortable lounge and essential amenities. Integrated with Einride Saga, the intelligent freight operating system, the station provides real-time data insights. These cover demand, location, timing, and utilization of charging infrastructure. This integration enhances fleet productivity and reduces wait times, contributing to cleaner air quality.

Matt Horton, CEO of Voltera, commented:

“Our team was able to get Einride’s Lynwood site permitted, built, energized and operational in under 18 months—in the world of charging infrastructure, that’s pretty remarkable. Our team learned a lot from this project that will help inform and guide our continued build-out of zero-emission vehicle infrastructure nationwide.” 

The unveiling of the Lynwood Smartcharger Station marks a significant milestone in Einride’s mission to revolutionize freight transportation. This flagship location is the first of many planned across the country, with construction beginning on additional sites later this year. 
California recently installed over 100,000 charge points, solidifying its position as a bastion of North America’s emobility aspirations. Meanwhile, Einride’s sustainable freight journey is taking the company around the globe. Pioneering autonomous trucking in the Middle East, while setting up electric freight corridors across Europe.

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