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EVs the future of trucking

If you are truly interested in the real future of electric semis, I would suggest doing some basic research online.

Tesla will soon be producing two models, one with a range of 300 miles for US$150,000 and another with a range of 500 miles for US$180,000. These trucks will pay for themselves in two years due to fuel savings and total operating costs of US$1.26 per mile compared to US$1.51per mile for average diesel-powered semis, according to Tesla.

They have a drag coefficient 1/3 of conventional trucks, which is lower than almost all new cars on today’s market, and accelerate in a third of the time needed by their internal-combustion counterparts when fully loaded.

Tesla manufactured 500,000 passenger vehicles in 2020 and will deliver 50 of these semis to Pepsico this year, starting a competitive revolution in the highly competitive world of trucking. Hopefully this will mean lower delivery costs and more efficient trucking for drivers and consumers alike.

At this time, the trucking sector contributes a whopping 28% of all greenhouse emissions in the U.S. while Class 8 heavy duty trucks account for 17% of the total fuel consumed by highway vehicles despite comprising only 1% of the vehicles on the road.

Even putting environmental factors aside, the competitive advantages alone will make these trucks not only popular but mandatory in the trucking world in upcoming years.

Ian Skinner



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