Five FCEVs and two new hydrogen stations now operational at the Port of Los Angeles

June 9, 2021

Five new fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and two new hydrogen refuelling stations are now operational at the Port of Los Angeles.

Deployed to advance the Port’s Clean Air Action Plan goals, the new additions are part of the $82.5m Shore-to-Store project, through which more than a dozen public and private sector partners have teamed up for a 12-month demonstration of zero-emission Class 8 trucks.

The project is designed to assess the operational and technical feasibility of the vehicles in a heavy-duty setting, as well as to expand infrastructure to support hydrogen throughout the region.

Commenting on the Port’s effort, Gene Seroka, Executive Director at the Port of Los Angeles, said, “Transporting goods between our Port and the Inland Empire is the first leg of this next journey toward a zero-emissions future.

“This project is a model for developing and commercialising the next generation of clean trucks and cargo-handling equipment for the region and beyond. Just as the air we breathe extends beyond the Port’s footprint, so should the clean air and economic benefits we believe this project will yield.”

Working closely with the Port as technology partners are Toyota motor North America, which both designs and builds the powertrain’s fuel cell system, Kenworth Truck, which designed and builds the Class 8 trucks, and Shell, which built and will operate the two new hydrogen stations.

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