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Electric trucks will still require skilled mechanics, but ask less of their time.

By Pulltarps Mfg | May 16, 2018

Zero tailpipe emissions aside, one of the attractions to electric powertrains is a perceived reduced maintenance cost. The expectation is that electric trucks will require less maintenance since they feature fewer moving parts and require less fluid changes.

The question of what type of impact this will have on diesel mechanics is probably best illustrated by a video we wrote about last year posted to YouTube by a mechanic who, after seeing Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveil the company’s electric Semi, predicted the battery-powered truck would likely put he and other mechanics “out of a job in the next 10 to 15 years.”

Story by Jason Cannon / www.equipmentworld.com