NFI, a prominent North American third-party logistics provider, and Electrify America, the largest open DC fast-charging network in the US, have unveiled a new DC fast charging facility in Ontario, California. The inauguration took place on February 27, marking a significant milestone in advancing the electrification of drayage operations between the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.


Source: electrifyamerica

The newly established Charging facility boasts approximately 7 MW of charging capacity, distributed among a total of 38 chargers. These chargers are capable of delivering speeds of up to 350kW, catering to compatible trucks. Electrify America has revealed plans to further enhance the site’s capabilities later this year by integrating nearly four megawatts (equating to nearly eight megawatt-hours) of onsite battery energy storage. Additionally, the facility will incorporate approximately 1MW of solar power, contributing to vehicle-grid integration and grid stress reduction by optimising energy consumption during off-peak periods.

Furthermore, the charging depot will feature microgrid functionality, ensuring charging resilience for fleet operations even in instances where utility power is unavailable.

The collaboration between NFI and Electrify America has received support from various entities, including the Joint electric truck Scaling Initiative (JETSI). JETSI’s involvement underscores the collective effort of organisations such as the California Air Resources Board, California Energy Commission, Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee, Port of Long Beach, Southern California Edison, and South Coast Air Quality Management District in promoting sustainable transportation solutions.