Commercial vehicle fleets across the country are replacing their diesel buses, delivery vans and garbage trucks with their electric equivalents.
Electric motors offer the low-speed torque such vehicles need, without the noise or exhaust of their diesel counterparts. Range anxiety is not a concern as operators of buses and similar vehicles tend to stay close to home, needing a range of 100 miles or less.
“McKinsey & Company, the management consulting group, forecasts that electric light- and medium-duty trucks — a group that includes pickups, flatbeds and some trash haulers — could achieve between 8 percent and 34 percent sales penetration by 2030.”
Read the article at The New York Times.