power shift

Owner-operators eye electric power

From Overdrive's in-depth report on the emerging electric truck market: Owner-operators see opportunities -- and pitfalls -- with electric truck adoption.

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Peak power demands pose challenge for charging electric trucks

From Overdrive's in-depth report on the emerging electric truck market: A key question regarding a surge in electric vehicle deployment is whether the power infrastructure, even with development of new recharging or battery swapping points, will have the capacity to handle it.

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Do electric trucks offer substantial emissions savings?

The promised emissions savings of electric power compared to diesel power is more complex than simply comparing the output from the two technologies. That’s because much electrical power generation relies on coal and other fossil fuels, says MIT’s Jing Li.

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Predicted operational cost savings of electric trucks is hard to measure

Hard-and-fast cost-per-mile comparisons between electric-powered and diesel-powered tractors are difficult to pin down. Electricity costs can differ dramatically based on geography and the utility provider, and as more electric vehicles are deployed, utility companies could institute dynamic pricing models based on time of day and current grid demand.

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Power Shift: Electric truck makers promise cleaner, cheaper tractors, but can fueling and charging infrastructure keep up?

In-depth on the emerging electric truck market: It’s still not clear whether the electrical grid can handle an influx of power-hungry electric trucks. Also uncertain is whether these truck suppliers and their yet-to-be-built infrastructure can meet the demands of the trucking industry.

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Timeline: A look at when electric truck makers say their trucks will be deployed

From Overdrive's in-depth report on the emerging electric truck market: A timeline for when electric truck makers predict their rigs will hit the highways.

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