DTNA, Portland Utility to Develop Fueling Site for Electric Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America and utility company Portland General Electric announced the co-development of a public charging site for medium- and heavy-duty electric commercial vehicles that is expected to be the first of its kind in the United States.

The companies intend the venture to help accelerate the development, testing and deployment of zero-emission (tank-to-wheel) commercial vehicles. DTNA has joined PGE’s Green Future Impact renewable energy program, and the site, called Electric Island, will be greenhouse gas emission-free, including all vehicle charging.

Electric Island is under construction near DTNA headquarters in Portland, Ore., and is designed to support up to nine vehicle charging stations with charging levels of up to greater than 1 megawatt by spring of 2021.