Local delivery fleets are ideal for electrification given their predictable routes and significant dwell times at the depot – important factors when planning for recharging.
The explosive growth in e-commerce, with the volume of delivery expected to double by 2026 to over 100 million packages a day, electric vehicle options are arriving not a moment too soon. Companies need to start planning now to deploy EVs as they enter the market in larger numbers over the next year or two.
While much more work is needed to build the necessary charging systems to power large fleets quickly and with clean energy, the future direction of local delivery is now very clear: it’s zero-emission.
Read the article at Environmental Defense Fund.