The transportation sector has historically depended on oil to move our people and goods and, therefore, is subject to the volatile global oil market. Electrification offers the most scalable solution to wean ourselves from this resource. However, transportation electrification, particularly for medium- and heavy-duty (MHD) freight vehicles, poses new opportunities and challenges for companies seeking to adopt electric freight vehicles. Many of these companies’ key challenges include vehicle availability and procurement, charging infrastructure, capital costs, incentive and funding availability, engagement with the local electric utility, and project timelines. Even with just a few vehicles, piloting electric freight vehicle adoption can help companies and fleet managers better understand these challenges. These pilot projects offer an opportunity for companies to collect and interpret new types of data related to their transportation logistics, engage with their utilities in new ways, learn about electrification operations and charging, and experience these vehicles firsthand.

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Date: July 17, 2023

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Countries: United States

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