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ACT Expo 2021: Day Two Kicks Off with a Milestone EV Project, Volvo Trucks’ Voorhoeve, Peterbilt’s Electrification Evolution, Expo Hall Opens Its Doors
September 1, 2021
Source: ACT News
Even more attendees were on hand for the second day of this year’s ACT Expo, starting with an announcement of the Joint Electric Truck Scaling Initiative, or JETSI, a landmark initiative to deploy 100 battery-electric regional haul and drayage trucks across California. The trucks, manufactured by Daimler Trucks North America and Volvo Trucks North America, will be deployed by logistics companies NFI Industries and Schneider on freight corridors serving the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as distribution centers across Southern California.
Attendees then sat in on a fireside chat with Volvo Trucks North America’s President Peter Voorhoeve. GNA CEO Erik Neandross queried Voorhoeve on the Volvo Trucks’ involvement with the JESTSI project, the VNR Electric, the OEM’s partnership with Daimler on fuel cell truck development, and how the global consensus on climate change is evolving.