Salim Youssefzadeh, CEO of Los Angeles-area startup WattEV, has a plan to bring electric trucking to Southern California, one that merges novel technologies with much older logistics models — including the Pony Express.
Here’s the pitch: First, build enormous electric truck-charging hubs in three major freight transport centers in Southern California. Procure electric trucks from major manufacturers such as Volvo and Tesla, and establish partnerships with companies that want to move their freight on those trucks.