Jan 29, 2020 - Energy & Environment

The case for electric trucking

Data: Department of Energy; Chart: Axios Visuals
Data: Department of Energy; Chart: Axios Visuals

The latest edition of the Energy Department's "transportation fact of the week" series shows that much of the freight moved by truck isn't traveling that far.

Why it matters: As medium and heavy-duty electric trucks enter the market, which is slowly starting to happen, there are many use cases that don't require massive range or far-flung charging networks.

What they're saying: "Electric trucks can meet the need of a lot of freight applications today and will be ready to meet the needs of even more applications as range grows in the coming years," Jason Mathers, the Environmental Defense Fund's director for vehicles and freight strategy, tells me.

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