The fleets are coming, the fleets are coming – Electric trucks that is
Amazon made big news last September when it announced a deal with well-funded startup Rivian to deploy 100,000 medium-duty electric box trucks by 2030. There are a lot of incentives for companies to adopt electric fleets. Still, there are a lot of unknowns – which class of trucks will be adopted first, when will substantial market penetration occur, where and when charging will happen. What is clear is that electric trucks have larger batteries than passenger vehicles and need to be charged in a way that is compatible with their delivery schedules. It is not too early for utilities to start planning for the infrastructure for electric trucks. Oncor is doing just that with an in-house built planning tool.
To read more, go to The Fleets are Coming, The Fleets are Coming, UAI Newsletter, February 2020.