To Electrify Trucking, Start With a Blueprint

Government Technology

A community electricity provider in the San Francisco Bay Area is taking a lead in transitioning the trucking industry toward its zero-emission future.

Ava Community Energy, which provides electricity to Alameda County and surrounding areas, including cities like Oakland, has drafted its Zero-Emission Medium and Heavy Duty Goods Movement Blueprint, which outlines where heavy-duty electric vehicle charging should happen, and is making investments to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions.

Part of Ava’s mission, said JP Ross, vice president for local development, electrification and innovation at Ava Community Energy, “is to reinvest the proceeds of our electricity sales into cheaper electricity, but also local projects, and local development activities that further the agenda of our community. And so we have aggressive decarbonization plans for our electricity service.”

Read more here: To Electrify Trucking, Start With a Blueprint (govtech.com)