Sysco orders 800 all-electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors

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  2. Lexuslane

    Lexuslane Medium Load Member

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    Delivery will be complete in about six years

    for fleets that do city PnD and return to the same terminal every night the electrics might be a viable , albeit expensive alternative to diesel
    I’m sure the fedgov is throwing all kinds of tax credits to them for doing it .
     
  3. diamondd817

    diamondd817 Light Load Member

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    I read somewhere those electric Freightshakers have up to 40,000 lb-ft of torque. That's insane.
     
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  5. RubyEagle

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    I am sure they will be turned down by the big fleets' laptops to around 1200 lbs ft or less if pulling light or LTL. Last day as a company puke they came to the fuel pumps in the yard and said they gave me an additional 400 lft pounds of torque. I said thanks that might had helped pulling your crappy paper loads up the mountains. Still didn't care never looked back been O/O since.
     
  6. Another Canadian driver

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    Are they delivered with an electric co-driver too?
    I wouldn't be surprised to hear about Erika the Freightliner digital assistant.
    Bitte Erika, lass mich fahren. Jawohl, Mein Herr.
    We live in interesting times.
     
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    For that torque they'll need some very special made tires.
    Mucho pesos, I guess.
     
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  8. JoeTruck

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    Once they start charging carbon credits for owning a diesel companies will be lining up.
     
  9. Chinatown

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    Carmen Electra is the go to person for electric trucks. Don't know how dependable she is though; she sends sparks flying.
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  10. Wasted Thyme

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    Is that the same actress from the Orville?
     
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