Project Map

The Volvo LIGHTS project, led by Volvo Trucks and the South Coast Air Quality Management District, took place throughout the greater Los Angeles region. Explore the map below to see the exciting innovations 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 introduced a comprehensive sales and service strategy for battery electric trucks and provided fleet operators the opportunity to lease battery electric trucks from TEC Equipment for real-world trials.

In August 2021, TEC Equipment was named Volvo Trucks’ first EV Certified Dealer in North America, indicating that their maintenance and repair crew at their Fontana dealership is 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 is demonstrating the ability for battery electric trucks and equipment to successfully transport goods in its daily routes, as well as at its warehouse facilities. To ensure the ongoing reliability of the trucks and maximize uptime, DHE is 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 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 also integrated 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 is demonstrating 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 was critical for NFI. Their fleets are road testing Volvo’s self-learning driveline control algorithms enabling drivers to optimize energy usage and range.

The onsite smart chargers 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
Rio Hondo College Whittier Location

Rio Hondo College

Whittier, California

Rio Hondo College designed and launched a technician program specific to Volvo heavy-duty electric truck maintenance to support with workforce development in the region. The students in this program have the opportunity to use Volvo’s first-of-its-kind augmented reality-based training program.

In May 2021, Rio Hondo had 12 students graduate with an Associate of Science degree in Alternative Fuel Technology, three with an Associate of Science in the Electric Vehicle and Fuel Cell Technology Technician program, and four students earning a Certificate of Achievement in Electric Vehicle and Fuel Cell Technology. Five of these students won scholarships to continue their education from the Automotive Service Council Education Foundation (ASCEF.)

San Bernardino Valley College Location

San Bernardino Valley College

San Bernardino, California

SBVC designed and launched a Certificate and associate 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 hit the roads.

SBVC had its first five graduates from the Heavy/Medium Clean Vehicle Technology program in May 2021. All five students earned a $1,000 scholarship from Southern California Edison for completing the EV program.

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 completed a charging infrastructure planning assessment to support early adoption of zero emission technologies. This planning effort provided a roadmap for ports throughout the nation interested in deploying battery electric vehicles for goods movement.