We might be seeing widespread investment in electric truck technology, however the response from fleet managers in the U.S. might dampen enthusiasm a little.
Fleet Advantage ran the study, they specialise in ancillary services for fleets such as business analytics and financing and found despite diesel costs still being a concern among fleet managers, electrification wasn’t as popular as you might expect.
In terms of electric or hydrogen fuel-cell trucks, only 4% of respondents said they are currently procuring these types of trucks.
53% said they neither see the value nor will they consider the technology for at least another 10 years.
Nearly a quarter of respondents (21%) also said they believe electric or hydrogen fuel-cell trucks will never be widely used for over-the-road operations.
Why don’t they believe in the non-diesel tech (at this stage)?
39.4% said they will not consider the technology because of limited fuelling or charging station infrastructure.
33.3% have concerns over the vehicle’s range or distance.
Check out more details from the study below: