Trillium Debuts New Company Name, Announces Partnership with Electric Vehicle Charging Company
Trillium's Name Reflects Company's Expanded Alternative Fuels Offerings
HOUSTON, May 1, 2018 - One of the nation's leading providers of alternative fuels systems and renewable fuels debuts a new name that reflects the company's full-service offerings in the alternative fuels industry. Trillium CNG 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, at the Advanced Clean Transportation Exp this week.
"Trillium has been one of the top providers of CNG services for more than 20 years, and we'll continue leading the way in that space," said Bill Cashmareck, managing director of Trillium. "We believe our company name should fully reflect our offerings. 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."
Trillium and EV Connect are partnering to install EV charging infrastructure at three existing Love's Travel Stops stores in California in Tulare, Ripon and Coachella. Funding support is provided by the California Energy Commission's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP), which invests in transportation and fuel technology innovations that helps California meet its energy, clean air, and climate change goals. The EV charging sites designed for the motoring public will feature DC Fast Charging (DCFC) at rates of 50 or 150 kW, and will offer Level 2 charging, as well. Each station can charge 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 begins this summer and is expected to be complete early this fall. The companies will install EV charging infrastructure at a future Love's Travel Stop scheduled to open in 2019.
"Love's Travel Stops offers ideal charging locations for EV drivers on the nation's highway system. Their stores connect cities and towns across America and will enable EV drivers to have the same long distance mobility as gasoline drivers. As part of EV Connect's deployment program under the California Energy Commission grant we were awarded, we are pleased to add these important strategic locations in California and Trillium's DCFCs to the EV Connect charging network," said Jordan Ramer, founder and CEO for EV Connect.
The expansion of EV charging stations is the latest example of Trillium broadening its alternative fuels offerings. Earlier this year, the company announced it would begin designing, building and maintaining hydrogen fueling stations. Construction on Trillium's first hydrogen fueling station for fuel cell electric buses begins this summer for the Orange County Transportation Authority's (OCTA) Santa Ana, California, facility.
Trillium, a member of the Love's Family of Companies, is a leading provider of renewable fuels and alternative fueling solutions, specializing in fuel supply, design, installation, and operation for innovative energy solutions. Trillium's alternative fuels offerings include compressed natural gas (CNG), hydrogen, and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure as well as low carbon energy supply from renewable natural gas, solar installation, and on-site electricity generation. For more than 20 years, Trillium has exceeded Customer expectations by delivering superior quality, reliability and dependability at more than 200 alternative fueling stations nationwide. Trillium specializes in designing, building, and operating these facilities, and provides 24/7 maintenance services for various types of professional fleets. Combined, Love's Travel Stops and Trillium own 65 public-access CNG facilities. To learn more, please visit www.trilliumcng.com.
About Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Founded in 1964, Love's has more than 450 locations in 41 states. Love's provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, travel items, electronics, snacks and more, as well as a selection of restaurant offerings. On-site Love's Truck Tire Care centers offer roadside assistance, tire care and light mechanical services for professional truck drivers. Showers, CAT scales and other services for professional truck drivers are also available. Love's, which remains family-owned and operated, employs more than 20,000 people. To learn more, visit www.loves.com.
About EV Connect
EV Connect has created the most innovative, robust and feature-rich cloud-based software platform for managing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, their interaction with utilities and the driver experience. The company leverages this software platform to also be a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for commercial, enterprise, hospitality, university and government facilities.
Established in 2009, EV Connect's customers include Yahoo!, Marriott, Hilton, Western Digital, Electrify America, ADP, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York Power Authority, and numerous municipalities. For more information, please visit www.evconnect.com.