New West Technologies, a national engineering and management consulting firm with a branch in Utica, New York has received $300,000 in funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to demonstrate the cost and environmental benefits of investing in infrastructure to support electric powered refrigerator trucks.
New West Technologies will work with Hannaford Supermarkets to identify and install plug-in connectors in locations that will reap the greatest economic benefit from such infrastructure. With a fleet of 50 trailers, Hannaford has committed 15 electric standby plug-in trailers for the project.
NYSERDA's objective for the the project is to facilitate a network where refrigerator trucks can load and unload using only electricity.
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