On our Dec. 19 LiveOnWeb program, we were “Plugging Into an Electric Future” as we assessed the rapid escalation of development and deployment of electric vehicle technology. Already EVs are rolling out in limited-use scenarios. How soon will they emerge in North American trucking operations?
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We focused on what original equipment manufacturers are doing in this space, and compare their progress with companies such as Tesla and Nikola.
Transport Topics Associate News Editor / Print and Multimedia Dan Ronan hosted the program. TT Managing Editor/ Features Seth Clevenger, who has been on top of EV developments all year, joined him in studio.
Our special guest on the panel was Keith Brandis, vice president of product planning for Volvo Trucks North America. On Dec. 11, Volvo announced it will deploy its zero-emissions VNR Electric tractor in 2019 through demonstrations in California and will begin selling the vehicle across North America in 2020.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of electric trucks compared with diesel-powered or other alternative fuels? What are the policy and financial incentives for electric trucks? Catch the replay at the top of this page.