Drive Oregon honors business members who provide electric vehicle charging facilities for their staff and customers, or promote the use of sustainable, renewable energy resources for vehicle imgrestransportation.
“Implementing idle reduction solutions to save money, meet regulations”
“The Shorepower Truck Electrification Project (STEP) provides environmental benefits that come from not running the truck engine or even an APU engine. At around $1 per hour for electricity, it may also provide a cost savings in situations where drivers need to park for short rest breaks or overnight stops,” said David Kiefer of Carrier Transicold.
“Shorepower gains full control of Electrification Project”
Shorepower has gained complete control of the Shorepower Truck Electrification Project (STEP), according to a press release. As part of a $10 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy under the Recovery Act, truck drivers can now plug into the outlets to run air conditioners, heaters and appliances rather than keep the engines idling for power. To reduce the nation’s dependency on foreign oil, the Department of Energy’s goal with the project was to reduce the use of diesel fuel.