Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing, and distributing food and non-food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments, and other customers around the world.
In 2021, Sysco announced plans to deploy nearly 800 battery electric tractors by 2026. The first electric hub went live in April 2023 at Sysco’s Riverside operations center. bp pulse will support the project through our charge management software, Omega. One of the first electric vehicle hubs of its kind in the world, the Riverside project is a foundational step toward Sysco’s goal to reduce their direct emissions by 27.5% and add 2,800 electric trucks to their U.S. fleet by 2030.
Setting sights on significant targets
Currently, Sysco operates 11 Freightliner battery electric eCascadia tractors at their Riverside facility and expects to deploy 20 total by summer 2023. Once completed, the facility plans to include the following EV infrastructure:
- 40 dual port DC fast-charging stations
- 40 electric, class-8 vehicles
- 40 electric refrigerated trailers
To accommodate the energy demands of this growing fleet, the Riverside site will also feature four MWh of battery storage and will increase its solar power generation by an additional 1.5 MW.
bp pulse charge management software will integrate with Stem's AI energy storage software, Athena
Seamless integration with on-site technology
The unique element to this project is that bp pulse charge management software, Omega, will integrate with Stem’s software Athena, which is an AI energy storage software. Omega will seamlessly integrate with Athena to manage the on-site solar energy generation and battery backup, so Sysco can leverage those assets to power their EVs. Omega optimizes Sysco’s charging profile for lowest cost of energy to assure their fleet readiness.
We are excited to showcase Sysco’s work to build our first Electric Vehicle Hub at our Riverside, CA site. This is a massive collaborative effort that has required years of planning. We’re grateful to our many partners on this journey for their vision, innovation and leadership in bringing the transportation and infrastructure technology to market to support this project.
Marie Robinson, Chief Supply Chain Officer