It's being dubbed "Electric Island," and it will be a charging site for medium and heavy-duty electric commercial vehicles.
The project, which is under construction near Daimler Trucks North America's (DTNA) headquarters, is a partnership between Portland General Electric and DTNA.
It's designed to support up to nine vehicle charging stations with charging levels up to more than one megawatt (this is four times faster than today’s fastest light-duty vehicle chargers).
Plans for more chargers, on-site energy storage, solar power generation, and a product and technology showcase building are currently being finalized.
PGE President and CEO Maria Pope said, “Oregon's transportation future is electric, and with global leaders like Daimler Trucks North America right here in Portland, we have the opportunity to accelerate a clean energy transition. We are excited to launch this cutting-edge partnership with DTNA, demonstrating what is possible when utilities and the automotive industry collaborate and innovate."
Electric Island will also give both DTNA and PGE more information and data to help with research and development in the commercial electric vehicle industry.