TeraWatt Infrastructure announced it is developing the first network of high-powered charging centers for heavy-duty and medium-duty electric trucks along Interstate 10, stretching from California's Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to the El Paso, Texas area.
The I-10 Electric Corridor will consist of multiple facilities, called TeraWatt Charging Centers, that will be spread across California, Arizona, and New Mexico. TeraWatt Charging Centers will be purpose-built to serve heavy-duty and medium-duty electric fleets, featuring dozens of direct current (DC) fast chargers, pull-through charging stalls, on-site driver amenities, and operations including zero-carbon electricity options.
TeraWatt added that it will offer access to these sites both for the purposes of long-haul and local electric trucking operations.
The TeraWatt Charging Centers are located approximately 150 miles apart to support the mileage range of commercially available electric trucks, according to the company. These sites are located less than 1 mile from the nearest highway exit for ease of access, and range in size between four to 100 acres, depending on location.
TeraWatt said it is partnering with local and state governments and utilities and plans to leverage various grants and incentives, which will provide additional benefits to charging customers.
By investing in the charging infrastructure, TeraWatt is enabling and accelerating the transition to zero-emission long-haul freight, according to the company's news release.
“Long-haul trucking electrification represents a significant opportunity to reduce transportation sector emissions, but hinges on the rapid scale-up of specialized charging infrastructure,” said Neha Palmer, TeraWatt CEO. “Our real estate and energy infrastructure development platform uniquely positions TeraWatt to solve the 'charging problem' for trucking operators, making freight electrification achievable within their operations.”