Powering America’s Commercial Transportation (“PACT”) for Zero Emissions Founding Members @ACT Expo

Powering America’s Commercial Transportation (“PACT”), a coalition focused on education and advocacy for accelerating the deployment of nationwide infrastructure for medium- and heavy-duty (M/HD) zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), announced its list of founding members during ACT Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Comprised of 24 companies from across commercial trucking and energy sectors, PACT founding members include ABB E-mobility, Alpitronic, Amazon, BC Hydro, Burns & McDonnell, Chateau Energy Solutions, Cummins Inc., Daimler Truck North America*, EV Realty, Geotab, Greenlane, InductEV, J.B. Hunt, Mortenson, Navistar, Inc.*, Penske Truck Leasing*, Pilot Flying J, Pioneer eMobility, Pitt Ohio, Prologis Mobility, Voltera, Volvo Group North America*, WattEV, and Zeem Solutions.

“PACT membership has more than doubled since the organization’s official launch in late January and reflects the diverse set of stakeholders involved in deploying charging infrastructure for heavy-duty vehicles,” stated Dawn Fenton, PACT board chair. “We are all focused on accelerating the availability of reliable infrastructure for zero-emission commercial vehicles. The different duty cycles and power requirements of heavy-duty vehicles relative to passenger cars bring unique challenges to building out this charging network. By working together to address the interests and concerns of all stakeholders, we can develop and promote programs, policies and regulations that offer the greatest chance of achieving our goal to decarbonize transportation.”

Commercial transportation electrification has experienced significant momentum in recent months. In March, the federal government laid out a plan to build a nationwide network of zero-emission freight corridors. In April, the Federal Highway Administration distributed nearly $150 million in grant funding to projects focused on electrifying key freight hubs, including to some of PACT’s founding members, and the Environmental Protection Agency made nearly $1 billion available for commercial vehicle electrification through the Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Reduction of Truck Emissions at Port Facilities grant programs.

As supportive federal funding becomes increasingly available, PACT has taken several steps to advocate for the timely deployment of M/HD ZEV infrastructure. In service of this mission, PACT has intervened in legislative sessions and public utility commission and regulatory proceedings in multiple states. For example, PACT has focused on the California Public Utility Commission’s proceedings related to SB 410 implementation and supported legislation in New York and Illinois that would help accelerate infrastructure deployments for M/HD ZEVs.

Powering America’s Commercial Transportation (PACT) is the unified voice for medium- and heavy-duty (M/HD) zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, bringing together all ZEV stakeholders, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), commercial fleets, infrastructure developers, electric utilities, policymakers and regulators. PACT is committed to advancing America’s zero-emission transportation goals by accelerating the deployment of nationwide infrastructure for M/HD ZEVs. To learn more about PACT or inquire about becoming a member, visit www.pactcoalition.org.