Long Beach Port Offering Free Charging for Heavy-Duty Electric Trucks

Long Beach port and city officials debut an electric charging station at the port. File photo: POLB.

Heavy-duty electric truck drivers operating in the Port of Long Beach can now charge their trucks for free, thanks to the opening of two public charging stations at the port.

The port announced Nov. 18 that it has collaborated with EV Connect to install the stations at the Clean Truck Program Terminal Access Center at 1265 Harbor Ave. 

Heavy-duty electric trucks can use the charging station for up to two hours as long as they have paid their annual truck fees and are authorized to operate within the port.

To use the charging stations, driver can either download the EV Connect Charging Driver App or borrow a charging key fob from the CTP Terminal Access Center.

“Southern California will need a network of thousands of heavy-duty charging stations, not only at the ports but all around the region, as society moves to renewable energy to fight climate change,” Port Executive Director Mario Cordero said.

The charging stations are part of the port’s larger effort toward becoming a zero-emissions seaport, which has a goal of making terminal operations by 2030 and zero-emissions trucking by 2035.

For more info, check out the fact sheet for details and eligibility.

By Karen Robes Meeks