Shorepower adds two sites in south Arizona

| 8/27/2010

Truckers on Interstate 10 will have at least two new electrification options at truck stops in the near future when traveling through Cochise County, AZ.

Recently, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality announced it had received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to install 100 electric hookups at two locations as part of its anti-idling truck electrification project.

Shorepower Technologies has been selected to install nearly 60 units at the Gas City Truck Stop, at the intersection of State Highway 90 and I-10 in Benson. At least 30 units will be installed at the Sunmart Truck Stop, located at Exit 378 and I-10 in San Simon.

The plan, according to ADEQ spokesman Mark Shaffer, is to expand the hookups to one or more truck stops on Interstate 8 in Yuma County as well.