ACERTUS partners with OpConnect to give its locations EV charging capability
ACERTUS has entered into an electrifying partnership.
The automotive logistics-as-a-service platform has joined with electric vehicle charging systems provider OpConnect to add charging capability to 41 of its 67 nationwide locations.
Citing growing demand for transporting EVs, ACERTUS said it will use OpConnect’s charging systems for its storage, hub and prep locations to maintain EV battery health and make sure customers receive their vehicles fully charged.
“Our customers range from OEMs to fleets, and all have very different needs as they prepare for an influx of electric vehicles in market,” ACERTUS CEO Trent Broberg said in a news release.
“Our nationwide transportation hub and storage locations vary drastically in terms of the power that’s available, and we needed a partner that could provide a truly customized solution. Partnering with OpConnect is not just an investment into our infrastructure, it’s an investment into our customers and their rising needs for EV charging capabilities.”
ACERTUS said the process of electrifying all 67 of its locations is already underway as the company moves toward its goal of having 80% of them electrified by early 2024.
OpConnect is also training and supporting local electricians on how to install stations with the power available.
“As EV adoption and subsequent ownership accelerates, the charging infrastructure needs to be ready to support the increased demand,” OpConnect CEO Dexter Turner said. “We strive to partner with organizations that share our goal of making charging more efficient and accessible. With its experience in transportation, logistics and storage, and its commitment to supporting electrification, ACERTUS shows great promise in helping move this mission forward.”