ELECTRIC TRUCKS ROLL OUT
We asked the customers why they’re excited
Since the Tesla Semi truck was unveiled in November, every week has brought a new announcement of investors: Pepsico preordered 100. Sysco ordered 50. Anheuser-busch ordered 40. Canadian grocery chain Loblaw’s ordered 25. It’s a remarkable display of confidence in electric trucking by a single industry, not to mention a huge investment. The reasons behind this surprising confluence turn out to be not surprising at all.
MODEL Tesla Semi PROJECTED RANGE 800 km EXPECTED DELIVERY 2019 THE GOODS Founder Elon Musk reportedly plans to set up a national network of charging stations powered by Tesla Solar panels. The Trucks MODEL Thor Trucks ET- One PROJECTED RANGE 500 km EXPECTED DELIVERY 2019 THE GOODS CEO and founder Dakota Semler previously operated his own fleet of heavy-duty vehicles that did freight hauling, giving him an insider’s perspective on design and operational concerns.
MODEL Nikola Two PROJECTED RANGE 1 300-2 000 km EXPECTED DELIVERY 2021 THE GOODS Nikola trucks use hydrogen fuel cells to power a truck’s battery pack, allowing the truck to travel twice as far as competing electric semis without having to stop to recharge.