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Performance Team adds EV charging stations in Southern California

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EL SEGUNDO :  Performance Team – A Maersk Company announces the installation and operation of two new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations In Los Angeles County. These stations will serve the current fleet of 24 EV trucks and 36 by the end of year. The Class 8 Volvo Electric trucks will be used in Southern California for short-haul warehouse and distribution center operations.

The new stations have been installed at Performance Team’s Santa Fe Springs, California and Commerce, California distribution centers designed to support the area’s 18 million consumer population.

The Santa Fe Springs facility went live in late summer 2022 with the capacity to charge 16 trucks at once. Charging is performed at the warehouse, enabling trucks to stay on their normal routes with no diversion or time loss.

The Commerce Transport Center started operations in late October and supports 22 trucks onsite at Performance Team’s facility.

San Francisco-based Prologis – a strategic partner of Performance Team, managed and installed both charging station locations as part of their Prologis Mobility solutions program, coordinating with the local utility, Southern California Edison.

‘We’d like to thank our logistics real estate partner Prologis for their efforts to support our decarbonization strategy goals. These new charging stations will enable faster turn times of our electric fleet while in our distribution centers and optimize our route deployment in sustainable ways,” said Jason Walker, Chief Operating Officer of Performance Team.

“Logistics real estate can and will play a critical role in the move toward a carbon-free transportation future,” said Henrik Holland, global head of Prologis Mobility. “Prologis is enabling the transition with a simple, fast solution for our customers’ electrification needs as they look to zero emission fleets.”

Regulatory compliance with climate change goals in California (and New York) brings new mandates for businesses to adhere to all new trucks to be zero emissions by 2045. The move to EV within commercial trucking is driven by forces in both the public and private sectors. On the public side, the State of California has a target of 100 percent of passenger and light-duty truck sales to be zero emissions by 2035, medium and heavy-duty trucks by 2045 and drayage trucks by 2035. California is the first in the world to require heavy-duty manufacturers to transition to zero-emissions by 2045. The State of New York has set similar goals.

Performance Team ordered 126 Volvo VNR Electric trucks earlier this year as part of an ambitious order of 450 electric trucks to learn more about EV operations and battery technology that support Maersk’s global decarbonization goals. Maersk’s Environment Social Governance (ESG) strategy is to decarbonize logistics. The strategy is a key driver for zero carbon operations in trucking and an important part of Maersk’s goal of enterprise-wide, carbon neutral operations by 2040 with significant steps to be taken by 2030.

About Performance Team

Performance Team – A Maersk Company operates over 155 distribution and fulfillment center locations in North America and Transportation Services which is complemented by Maersk’s expanded e-commerce logistics capabilities in the U.S. and Pilot Freight Services which added 87 more locations serving logistics needs across the U.S.

About Prologis

Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of September 30, 2022, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co- investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 1.0 billion square feet (97 million square meters) in 19 countries. Prologis leases modern logistics facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,800 customers principally across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfillment.

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