Reflecting the company’s latest offerings in the alternative fuels industry, Trillium CNG, a member of the Love’s Family of Companies, is now Trillium.
Company officials simultaneously announced the name change and a partnership with California-based EV Connect, a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions.
Trillium and EV Connect are partnering to install EV charging infrastructure at three existing Love’s Travel Stops stores in Tulare, Ripon and Coachella, Calif. Funding support is provided by the California Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.
The new EV charging sites, designed for the motoring public, will feature DC fast-charging at rates of 50 or 150 kW and will offer Level 2 charging, as well. Each station will be capable of charging up to six vehicles at one time. EV Connect will operate the charge stations, while Trillium will build the sites and provide ongoing management. Construction, beginning this summer, is expected to be complete early this fall. The companies will also install EV charging infrastructure at a future Love’s Travel Stop scheduled to open in 2019.
Earlier this year, in another expansion of its alternative fuels offerings, Trillium announced it would begin designing, building and maintaining hydrogen fueling stations. Construction on Trillium’s first hydrogen fueling station begins this summer for the Orange County Transportation Authority’s Santa Ana, Calif., facility.
“We believe our company name should fully reflect our offerings,” states Bill Cashmareck, managing director of Trillium. “By adding alternative fueling solutions like EV charging and hydrogen fueling to our portfolio, we are helping customers reduce tailpipe emissions. Pairing those solutions with renewable fuels reduces the total lifecycle emission profile of our customers’ fleets.”