What Do Truckers think of Electric Truck Tractors?

Discussion in 'Questions To Truckers From The General Public' started by DavidN, Oct 3, 2022.

  1. DavidN

    DavidN Bobtail Member

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    Interested in your thoughts!
     
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  3. MartinFromBC

    MartinFromBC Road Train Member

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    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    Dang. The FL EM1 was so successful they are already building the EM2
     
  5. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    As a very happy owner of 2 EV cars. That tech has no business in trucks. Unless it is just local hops and then they wouldn't be able to sell enough to make a profit.
     
  6. DavidN

    DavidN Bobtail Member

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    What would have to change for them to be viable?
     
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  7. DavidN

    DavidN Bobtail Member

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    Whats the biggest limitations for the technology / why doesnt it translate to trucking very well?
     
  8. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Heavy Load Member

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    Will they go six hundred miles a day ?
    Are there enough charging stations ?
    What happens when you are stuck in a snow storm for five hours?
    Truck accidents will cause massive fires.
    When these concerns are addressed it will be great.
     
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  9. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    Charging stations
    Time it takes to charge
    range
     
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  10. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    Agree with you but eh massive truck fires already exist
     
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  11. DavidN

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    Thanks! So do you think they would work for short routes inside of cities?
     
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