Schneider deploys 50 electric trucks through project JETSI

The partners behind the Joint Electric Truck Scaling Initiative (JETSI) project have announced that Schneider has deployed all 50 of its planned battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia trucks funded through the project.

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According to Schneider, this makes the company one of the USA’s largest zero-emission Class 8 fleet operators. The JETSI project will ultimately deploy 100 Class 8 battery-electric trucks across Southern California.

JETSI also stated that the trucks will operate through Schneider’s Southern California intermodal operations centre in South El Monte, California, and are used primarily in regional haul routes around the Los Angeles and Inland Empire region on trips under 200 miles and are estimated to result in more than 2.55 tonnes of weighted criteria pollutant reductions.

The project was initially announced in September of 2021, when Schneider announced that it would add 50 Freightliner eCascadia electric trucks to its Southern California operations beginning in 2022. Schneider then followed up with another electric truck order for Daimler Truck in December 2022, bringing the total number of trucks ordered to 92.

“Schneider’s successful deployment of 50 new zero-emissions trucks that are transporting goods across Southern California is an example of how companies are stepping up to achieve a clean air future,” said California Air Resources Board Chair Liane Randolph. “We applaud Schneider’s leadership in the transition to the use of cleaner technology and their commitment to sharing information through the JETSI project to help other fleets.”


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