Hauling Industry News

Electric trucks show great promise, but can charging and fueling infrastructure keep up?

By Pulltarps Mfg | May 1, 2018

As the electrified trucking market has sprung to life in the past 18 months, it appears almost certain that these alt-fuel Class 8 trucks will begin sharing the road with diesel-powered rigs as early as late 2019. Industry newcomers TeslaNikola and Thor position their electric-powered rigs as viable, clean alternatives to diesel trucks, as well as a way to slash maintenance and fuel costs.

They also have brought fresh designs to the Class 8 tractor, combining aerodynamic features with aggressive styling befitting their role as workhorses. 

Story by James Jaillet / www.equipmentworld.com

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