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California's electric truck drive draws startups building charging stations

Electric vehicle-charging startups are racing to cash in on California’s drive to electrify truck fleets in the state. A clutch of companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to lease or buy land, install charging infrastructure and in some cases even order dozens of heavy-duty electric trucks to jump-start the nascent industry. The state’s rules targeting truck emissions are the toughest in the country calling for electric fleets, and they mean California will need thousands of charging stations to support the vehicles. Experts say such sites will have to be clustered close to the state’s big ports and warehousing hubs, critical connections for the U.S. economy, as well as spread across the state to deliver energy to power-hungry tractors. First the state must solve the chicken-and-egg problems that plague emerging technologies. Charging providers won’t install infrastructure if they don’t have a large enough pool of potential customers. Truckers, meanwhile, say they won’t buy electric vehicles if there is nowhere to charge.https://www.wsj.com/articles/californias-electric-truck-drive-draws-startups-building-charging-networks-1b8bcdce?mod=e2tw

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  • ance Star

    57 w

    That's a great impact for California since electric truck will reduce pollution

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    • Harrison wambui

      59 w

      Great transformation

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      • winnie nguru

        59 w

        A job well done

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        • We Don't Have Time

          59 w

          Dear Kevin Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Governor of California and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

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          • monicah mbesu

            59 w

            We need more of this from other countries..Great job Done by the Califorian Government

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            • Waigwa Monica

              59 w

              A win for the planet.

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              • rosebellendiritu

                59 w

                @waigwa_monica also a win to everyone

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              • Joseph Githinji

                59 w

                This is a great initiative, this will surely be a game changer not only in California but around the globe.

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              • Grace Njeri

                59 w

                Electrifying trucks and buses is key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution and are the best option for meeting California’s climate and air quality targets.

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              • Kevin

                59 w

                Phenomenal strides

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                • Munene Mugambi

                  59 w

                  If and when California achieves this, their emissions will go really down. Proud of such efforts

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                  • rosebellendiritu

                    59 w

                    @munene_mugambi true by a significant figure

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                  • zelda ninga

                    59 w

                    It's good to see California taking the initiative to invest in more charging stations this means that more and more people are investing on electric vehicles.

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                    • rosebellendiritu

                      59 w

                      @zelda_ninga_442 yes!when they move to electric it will mean less pollution

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                    • walter lungayi

                      59 w

                      great innovation

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                      • Ajema Lydiah

                        59 w

                        great transition

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                        • Rashid Kamau

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                          @ajema_lydiah Great transition full of climate benefits.

                        • Tabitha Kimani

                          59 w

                          Once California achieves this, other states will not have any excuse but to transition to clean energy.

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                          • monicah mbesu

                            59 w

                            @tabitha_kimani Its true i agree

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                            • rosebellendiritu

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                              @tabitha_kimani I always hope there is a time we will celebrate and say "we did it" #100%transition#

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