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What DTNA’s Electric Island says about EV charging & infrastructure


About a year ago, Daimler Trucks North America opened what it refers to as a “heavy-duty electric truck charging site, called ‘Electric Island'” in Portland, Ore. The goal of Electric Island is to help accelerate the development, testing and deployment of zero-emissions commercial vehicles. A year later, that hasn’t changed, but the team has learned an awful lot about what it takes to successfully run electric vehicles, as well as the necessary EV environment surrounding them.

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On this episode of The Amped EV Podcast, we wanted to see this island for ourselves. So, we tracked down Nate Hill, DTNA director of zero-emission vehicle infrastructure & econsulting, who we’ve dubbed our “first on-location correspondent,” to give us a little tour and tell us a bit more about what the company has learned with a year of electric island living under its belt.


This is an audio-only version of our episode with Nate Hill, DTNA’s director of zero-emission vehicle infrastructure & econsulting. Go ahead, you’re already here – take a listen! But if you’re looking for moving pictures, click here.

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