Run on Less – Electric Shows Some Trucking Segments Are Ready to Go Electric
An actual study of 13 electric trucks delivering freight across North America found that if all American and Canadian medium and heavy trucks became electric, approximately 100 million metric tons of CO2 would be avoided in the atmosphere. Known as Run on Less-Electric and led by the North American Council for Cargo Efficiency (NACFE) and RMI, the study ended this week after monitoring electric trucks for the past three weeks. The trucks followed their regular routes to deliver beer, wine, parcels, electrical equipment, etc.
“It is clear from the data collected during the race that it is time for fleets to go electric in certain market segments, including regional delivery segments of van / van, mid-size van, truck, terminal tractors and short heavy tractors, ”said Mike Roeth, Executive Director of NACFE.
The 13 trucks participating in the race made their daily trips carrying actual cargo to their respective locations and helped validate some of the previous findings from the NACFE Electric Truck Training Camp that took place just before the race.
NACFE estimates that the four segments presented in the race encompass 5.2 million vehicles, but that these market segments are a gateway to greater regional and long-haul trucking opportunities. As a result, the industry will be able to leverage lessons from the four early adopters market segments for even greater CO2 reductions.
Over the next six to 12 months, NACFE, RMI and various other partners will analyze both quantitative and qualitative data collected over the past three months, including data from Bootcamp trainings, fleet interviews and race data. herself. This will result in several reports and tools to help move the industry forward. NACFE believes that the entire trucking industry has a responsibility to act now and begin the transition to electric trucks.