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.
A growing number of private and public decision makers are considering or are in the process of developing and implementing initiatives to strengthen local EV charging infrastructure so it can support the increasing number of electric trucks. But many, including utilities and fleet owners, are concerned that these efforts won’t be enough.
RMI’s report Preventing Electric Truck Gridlock: Meeting the Urgent Need for a Stronger Grid offers a background of electric trucks and their market potential as well as an overview of the challenges facing rapid electrification in the industry.
Access the report here