Tag: electric trucks

Preventing Electric Truck Gridlock in US: RMI Report

Even though heavy-duty trucks make up 4 percent of vehicles on the road in the United States, they are responsible for 20 percent of the transportation system’s pollution. Electrifying trucks nationwide can significantly reduce air pollution and improve health impacts, all while decreasing owners’ operating and maintenance costs. This report offers a background of electric trucks and their market potential as well as an overview of the challenges facing rapid electrification in the industry. 

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Cost of electric vans and pickup trucks in the US through 2040

The International Council on Clean Transportation has published a working paper on the “Cost of electric commercial vans and pickup trucks in the United States through 2040.” This paper presents a total cost of ownership assessment of battery-electric Class 2b and 3 commercial vehicles between 2020 and 2040 benchmarked against the corresponding costs of gasoline and diesel powertrains.

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New York Adopts ACT Rule Bringing Clean Trucks to the State

New York is closing out 2021 with a big climate and clean air win—becoming the fifth state in the country to adopt the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule. New York needed to adopt the ACT rule by the end of the year in order to ensure that clean, zero-emission trucks and buses were driving on New York’s roads as soon as possible—and they’ve done just that.

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