Regulators, investors, and practical considerations have promoted electric vehicles to help control greenhouse gas reduction. But the push includes not just cars but many types of commercial vehicles, like trucks for deliveries and longer hauls. California has set the move to electric trucks for drayage by 2035 and heavy-duty hauling by 2045.

However, electric vehicles can't go far if operators have no place to recharge them. Vehicle size and cargo weight demand large batteries that can store significant energy to power the electric motors that turn the wheels. Recharging stations at logistic facilities will need much higher capability than a Tesla Supercharger, which can require hundreds of kilowatts of power, if there's any hope of getting a truck back on the road in a reasonable amount of time.

Prologis and Maersk-owned Performance Team announced what they claim is Southern California's "largest heavy-duty electric vehicle (EV) charging depot, located near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and powered by the nation's largest EV truck microgrid."

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