Project Map

The Volvo LIGHTS project, led by Volvo Trucks and the South Coast Air Quality Management District, is taking place throughout the greater Los Angeles region. Explore the map below to see the exciting innovations taking place at each project location. 

TEC Fontana Location

TEC Equipment

Fontana and La Mirada, California

TEC Equipment owns the West Coast’s largest network of full service, heavy-duty truck dealerships. Through the Volvo LIGHTS project, they are introducing a comprehensive sales and service strategy for battery electric trucks. 

Fleet operators will have the opportunity to lease battery electric trucks from TEC Equipment for real-world trials. The maintenance and repair crew at their Fontana dealership will be fully trained and equipped to meet the service needs of fleets operating these advanced zero-emission trucks. 

Battery Electric Vehicles Deployed

  • 15 – Volvo heavy-duty trucks (commercial and pre-commercial units)
  • 1 – Volvo heavy-duty truck
  • 1 – Forklift
  • 1 – Class 3 truck

Charging Infrastructure

  • 2 – 150 kW charger
  • 2 – 50 kW chargers
  • 1 – 24 kW Charger
  • 20 – L2 Workplace chargers
  • Mobile chargers 
DHE Ontario Location

Dependable Supply Chain Services

Ontario, California

Dependable will demonstrate the ability for battery electric trucks and equipment to successfully transport goods in its daily routes, as well as at its warehouse facilities. In order to ensure the ongoing reliability of the trucks and maximize uptime, DHE will be road testing Volvo’s remote diagnostic onboard technology, which will alert TEC Equipment in advance when its battery electric trucks need maintenance.

The onsite smart chargers will use Greenlots’ cloud software to integrate with Volvo’s truck telematics to balance the needs of the vehicle, facility, and utility grid. To further mitigate grid impacts and energy costs, DHE is also integrating onsite solar panels and hopes to garner the benefits of second-life batteries.

Battery Electric Vehicles Deployed

  • 3 – Volvo heavy-duty trucks
  • 2 – Yard tractors
  • 14 – forklifts

Charging Infrastructure

  • 2 – 150 kW chargers
  • 10 – L2 Workplace chargers
  • 4 – L2 (10 kW) chargers
  • 14 – L2 Forklift chargers
NFI Location

NFI Industries

Chino, California

NFI will demonstrate the ability for battery electric trucks and equipment to successfully transport goods in its daily routes, as well as at its warehouse facilities. Having confidence that the trucks can reliably complete their routes is critical for NFI. Their fleets will be road testing Volvo’s self-learning driveline control algorithms enabling drivers to optimize energy usage and range.

The onsite smart chargers will use Greenlots’ cloud software to integrate with Volvo’s truck telematics to balance the needs of the vehicle, facility, and utility grid. To further mitigate grid impacts and energy costs, NFI continues to explore the viability of onsite solar panels.

Battery Electric Vehicles Deployed

  • 4 – Volvo heavy-duty trucks 
  • 2 – Yard tractors
  • 10 – Forklifts

Charging Infrastructure

  • 2 – 150 kW charger
  • 10 – L2 Workplace Chargers
  • 2 – L2 (10 kW) Chargers
  • 8 – 9 kW Forklift Chargers

Trillium

Anaheim, California

Trillium is building one of the nation’s first publicly accessible fast-charging truck stations. This will enable fleet operators to recharge as needed while out on routes. 

Public access charging also provides support to fleet operators that would like to test electric options without having to commit significant upfront resources to build and install charging infrastructure. This enables the Volvo LIGHTS project to benefit fleet operators throughout the region and better prepare Southern California for widespread electrification. 

Charging Infrastructure

  • 2 – 50 kW chargers
Rio Hondo College Whittier Location

Rio Hondo College

Whittier, California

The Rio Hondo College Automotive Technology Program enables students to earn degrees and certificates in a range of areas, including advanced engine performance, alternative fuels and advanced transportation technology, and electric vehicle and fuel cell technology. 

Through the Volvo LIGHTS project, Rio Hondo College is designing a technician program specific to Volvo heavy-duty electric truck maintenance to support with workforce development in the region. The students in this program will have the opportunity to use Volvo’s first-of-its-kind augmented reality-based training program.

San Bernardino Valley College Location

San Bernardino Valley College

San Bernardino, California

The San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) Heavy/Medium Duty Truck Technology Department enables students to earn Heavy/Medium Duty Truck Technology Certificates or an Associate‘s Degree, by taking a range of courses, including truck electrical systems, electrical systems diagnosis and repair, engine repair, and more.  

Through the Volvo LIGHTS project, SBVC is designing a Certificate and Associate’s degree-level training program specific to heavy-duty, battery electric truck maintenance to promote the region’s workforce development. This continual workforce development is critical to sustain this project long after the initial trucks have hit the roads.

San Pedro Bay Ports

San Pedro Bay Ports

Los Angeles and Long Beach, California

Together, the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach form the San Pedro Bay Ports—the largest port complex in the nation. In 2006, the two ports enacted a joint Clean Air Action Plan to significantly reduce the health risks posed by air pollution from port-related ships, trains, trucks, terminal equipment, and harbor craft. The plan has introduced a broad range of strategies, including a Clean Truck Program and a Technology Advancement Program, both of which implement large-scale deployment of zero emission, battery electric trucks, and marine terminal equipment.

Through the Volvo LIGHTS project, the San Pedro Bay Ports will complete a charging infrastructure planning assessment to support early adoption of zero emission technologies. This planning effort will ultimately help provide a roadmap for ports throughout the nation interested in deploying battery electric vehicles for goods movement.