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Schneider completes electric charging depot

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June 28, 2023

GREEN BAY – Schneider National Inc. (NYSE: SNDR), a multimodal provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, recently announced the completion of an electric charging depot at its South El Monte Intermodal Operations Center in Southern California. 

The depot will power its battery electric truck (BET) fleet, which will include nearly 100 Freightliner eCascadias by year’s end, making it one of North America’s largest zero-emission fleets. 

The charging site is more than half the size of a football field, featuring 16 350 kW dual-corded dispensers, allowing the carrier to charge 32 trucks simultaneously. 

The eCascadias can achieve an 80% charge within 90 minutes and have a range of approximately 220 miles.

“Schneider decided to lead the way by building our own depot in South El Monte,” Schneider President/CEO Mark Rourke said “It was important to develop onsite charging because it is the most efficient solution to power our growing electric fleet. With the infrastructure deficiency, we found we needed to collaborate with a wide array of experts to see our vision come to fruition.” 

At present, the company has accepted delivery of approximately a third of its expected fleet.

When fully operational, Schneider’s 92 BETs will have the potential to avoid more than 81,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per day, the equivalent of removing 2,400 gas-powered cars from the road. 

Each day, these zero-emission trucks will accelerate the company’s progress toward its goal of reducing CO2 emission by 7.5% per mile by 2025 and a 60% per mile reduction by 2035.    

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