Zero-Emission Truck Charging Depot Slated For Livermore

The Independent

East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), the local energy provider for Alameda County, has announced a new financing program to support the transition to zero-emission heavy-duty trucks.

The EBCE Board has approved $4.5 million in financing to Forum Mobility, a zero-emission truck solutions provider, to support the development of an innovative electric truck charging depot in Livermore. This site is part of a new network of electric charging depots that Forum Mobility is building for drayage trucking carriers moving freight in and out of the Port of Oakland. “Drayage” refers to a form of trucking service that connects the different modes of shipping products.

The EBCE loan will support the development of Forum’s Greenville Community Charging Depot on a 4.4-acre site just off of I-580 in Livermore. The depot will be capable of charging up to 96 trucks simultaneously. According to the U.S. EPA, heavy-duty vehicles are responsible for 23% of the carbon emissions from the transportation sector, as well as 45% of NOx and 57% of PM 2.5 pollution in the US – with disproportionate impacts on communities of color.

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