Sysco Corporation unveiled its vision for the Electric Vehicle Hub, a foundational step toward its goal to reduce direct emissions by 27.5% and add 2,800 electric trucks to its U.S. fleet by 2030, at its Riverside, Calif., site.
“This year’s theme for Earth Day is ‘invest in our planet’ and Sysco is doing just that. Our commitment is coming to life in Riverside as we break new ground on one of the first facilities of its kind in the world,” says Neil Russell, Sysco’s chief administrative officer. “Change of this magnitude requires deep collaboration and I want to thank our government and community partners who are helping bring our vision to life.”
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- Currently, Sysco operates 11 Freightliner battery electric eCascadia tractors at its Riverside facility and expects to deploy 20 total by summer 2023. Once completed, the facility’s currently planned EV infrastructure will include 40 dual port DC fast-charging stations in support of 40 Electric, Class-8 vehicles, and 40 electric refrigerated trailers.
- To accommodate the energy demands of this growing fleet, the Riverside site will also feature 4 MWh of battery storage and will increase its solar power generation by an additional 1.5 MW.
“We are excited to showcase Sysco’s work to build our first Electric Vehicle Hub at our Riverside, Calif., site,” says Marie Robinson, Sysco’s chief supply chain officer. “This is a massive collaborative effort that has required years of planning. We’re grateful to our many partners on this journey for their vision, innovation and leadership in bringing the transportation and infrastructure technology to market to support this project.”