March 31, 2023
Your EV Charging Solution
By Jennifer Davis, Senior EV Charger Sales Manager at PACCAR Parts
PACCAR and its subsidiaries, PacLease, Kenworth, Peterbilt, and PACCAR Parts, have joined the global initiative for emission free vehicles in our industry. PacLease offers a full EV Solution with EV trucks from Kenworth and Peterbilt with a lineup of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) solutions to support the launch of electric vehicles globally from PACCAR Parts. The increasing number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the road is driving the need for robust, reliable charging solutions.
Due to the cost and complexity of EV deployments, a dedicated Electrification Team will assist fleets in grant discovery and application submission to ease customers into the acquisition and installation of onsite charging infrastructure across the United States and Canada.
PACCAR branded chargers utilize the SAE J1772 CCS1 connector for open charging compatibility with a variety of vehicles. Customers can select from multiple Level 3 DC fast charging stations rated up to 920 VDC. This enables users to recharge a wide range of EVs including trucks, vans, buses, and other vehicles.
Charging Station & Electrical Infrastructure Funding
National initiatives and funding sources like the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA), the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust (VEMT), the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and others indicate that electric vehicles are here to stay.
In addition, 17 states, Washington D.C., and Quebec have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, with a goal of 30% of all medium and heavy-duty truck sales being zero emission by 2030. Of those 17 states, 7 have adopted CARB’s Advanced Clean Truck rule, signed legislation that requires an increasing number of zero-emission vehicles as a percentage of OEMs’ total sales into those states.
Along with new EV requirements comes the release of EVSE funding opportunities. The IIJA will allocate $7.5 billion dollars in funding over a 5-year period to states, cities, and other public sector agencies to strategically deploy publicly accessible electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the country. The first $1 billion is being released to states this year.
Furthermore, many states and public/private power utilities offer localized grants and incentives that can be used towards the purchase of EVs and EVSE. While these programs vary depending on the state and city, many are accepting applications now and will be bolstered by the new federal programs.
Infrastructure Project Management Support
We can assist you with applying for funding to help lower upfront costs and start the infrastructure process. PACCAR partners with Schneider Electric and EnTech to enable world-class electrical engineering services for customers with large or small EVSE deployments. The Electrification Team will interface with the electrical firm, EVSE vendor, funding agency, end customer and any other necessary stakeholders to enable clear lines of communication and timely project updates.
PacLease Full Package Support
For those wanting to test the waters in electric trucks, there is no better way than leasing with PacLease. Offering a turnkey solution that has the full package; that includes the trucks, financing, and maintenance - along with charging stations through PACCAR Parts. PacLease manages the entire zero emissions process, allowing you to focus on your operations.
To find out more about Turnkey Electric Packages from PacLease.
Learn more about electric grant writing, read our blog post: Grant Money to Jump-Start Electric Vehicles.
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Want more information on PACCAR Parts? To learn about the PACCAR Parts Electric Chargers please email EVCharging@paccar.com should you wish to purchase a charging station and/or explore local funding options.