Texas’ First EV Fleet Charging Hub To Be Built at Fort Worth’s AllianceTexas

Gage Zero, an Austin-based fleet electrification solutions company, is developing the project in North Fort Worth to help address the carbon impact of medium- and heavy-duty truck fleets. Gage Zero called the project "a significant leap forward in sustainable infrastructure."

Austin-based Gage Zero plans to develop the state’s first public commercial EV charging facility at Hillwood’s 27,000-acre AllianceTexas development in North Fort Worth.

Gage Zero is a fleet electrification solutions company that develops and operates electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

“This groundbreaking initiative exemplifies our unwavering commitment to advancing sustainable infrastructure solutions that prioritize our customers’ needs,” Hillwood EVP Russell Laughlin said in a statement. “Through the deployment of innovative technologies, we expect to significantly enhance transportation efficiency, particularly in the crucial first and last mile segments of the logistics supply chain.”

“Our vision is to enhance AllianceTexas’ forward-thinking infrastructure ecosystem, further empowering businesses to thrive while enabling them to take steps toward meeting tomorrow’s supply chain resiliency and reliability challenges,” Laughlin added.

AllianceTexas is a global logistics hub consisting of the AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone, BNSF Alliance Intermodal Facility, one of the largest intermodal hubs in the nation, Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airportm and direct access to I-35W and State Highway 170.

BNSF Alliance Intermodal Facility at Hillwood’s AllianceTexas development [Photo: Gage Zero]

Gage Zero to develop, own, and operate the hub

The Gage Zero team, led by founder and CEO Zeina El-Azzi, says it has $10 billion in combined experience deploying innovative, utility-scale clean energy projects around the globe. It will develop, own, and operate the AllianceTexas EV charging hub as part of its network of sites planned throughout the U.S., the company said.

“Hillwood is exactly the type of collaborator Gage Zero wants to work with to fulfill our mission,” El-Azzi said in a statement. “As innovators and leaders in our industries, together we can solve the complexity of both land development and electrification for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in a convenient location for fleet customers. Projects like this serve as a blueprint for how fleets across the country can partner with land and clean energy developers to reduce their carbon footprint and meet sustainability goals.”

Gage Zero announced last year a commitment of $300 million from ARC Financial Corp. to develop charging infrastructure sites for medium- and heavy-duty (M/HD) electric fleets because of the negative impact that fossil fuel-powered trucks have on the environment.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, though M/HD fleets make up less than 5% of vehicles on the road nationwide, they account for almost 25% of the transportation sector’s emissions, with most of that impact on local communities where those trucks operate.

Gage Zero said that its women-led team of clean energy and transportation experts deploys capital, builds reliable infrastructure and provides comprehensive, cost-effective electrification services that benefit commercial transportation operators, enrich communities, and support local economies.

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