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The ElecTruck Moves Closer to Market

May 19, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, milestones, money awarded, Studies, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

TransPower Says Dyno Tests Validate Per-Mile Savings & Durability
With ROI on 100% Battery Class 8s Seen at 150,000 to 200,000 Miles,
CEC Meanwhile Awards Nearly $9 Million for Three New Test Projects

Independent dynamometer testing indicates that the return on investment for 100% battery electric, full-size, Class 8 “ElecTruck” tractors can be achieved in as little as 150,000 to 200,000 miles, reports developer TransPower. That’s because even though the trucks cost far more to buy than diesel trucks, diesel fuel costs are completely eliminated.

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