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Electric truck deployments could jump tenfold as interest surges, study says

By Pulltarps Mfg | March 8, 2022

Story by: Jim Stinson | Senior Reporter






Dive Brief:

  • The U.S. has deployed 1,215 zero-emissions vehicles Class 2b through Class 8 as of December, but that could increase more than 10 times within 10 years, according to a study Calstart released on Wednesday.
  • There are about 140,000 pending orders for zero-emission trucks, which are expected to be delivered between one to 10 years, the study found.
  • Demand is creating more choice, too. Models of zero-emission trucks have grown 625% since 2019, Calstart found, potentially a sign of faith in the growing market despite relatively low adoption among heavier commercial vehicles.