Greenlots has installed charging infrastructure for a fleet of electrified commercial lorries as part of its ongoing partnership with Volvo Trucks.

The heavy-duty fleet charging stations are the first of four installations by Greenlots at warehouses across Southern California.

“Heavy-duty fleets have unique charging characteristics and needs,” said Greenlots CTO, Harmeet Singh.

“Greenlots’ Sky platform is built for scale and designed to deliver a charging solution that meets Volvo Trucks’ electric fleet’s requirements and is optimised for cost and power. The open standards-based charging approach built into Greenlots’ platform enables Volvo to future-proof its investments in the charging infrastructure.”

Volvo recently hosted an innovation showcase at TEC Equipment Warehouse based in Fontana, California, to share information about its multi-year Volvo Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) project.

“We’re excited to be part of the development of a battery-electric transport eco-system along with our Volvo LIGHTS project partners,” said Volvo Trucks North America president, Peter Voorhoeve.

“This project is unique in the sense of its scope and that it takes into account the entire system, with the charging infrastructure provided by Greenlots being one of the key components to this transport solution.”

Greenlots installed two fully operational 50kW DC fast chargers at the Fontana site and has plans to set up an additional 150kW DC fast charger in the next month.

The charging equipment for the project is connected to Greenlots’ Sky EV Charging Network Software, which enables management of Volvo’s fleet and charging stations while balancing grid demand.