What are these Electric Fleet Trucks?
The semi and fleet trucks running on Electricity are known as electric trucks. The advent of Telsa’s semi truck has sparked a widespread discussion about the usage of electric semi and fleet trucks. While some people share a positive opinion and are looking forward to using the electric trucks, there are others who fervently argue against their usage. Let us explore the pros and cons of using the electric semi and fleet trucks to help you develop awareness on the Electric Semi and Fleet Trucks.
The Pros of Electric Fleet Trucks
- Environment-Friendly: This is perhaps the most iconic argument any electricity run vehicle supporter can make. As you are aware, these vehicles have zero emissions; it is commonly believed that these are relatively environmental friendlier than trucks run on diesel.
- The cost and affordability: As the diesel run vehicles often incur previous repairs resulting in high maintenance costs, there is an opinion that these electric trucks might incur fewer costs and are competitively priced when you compare them to diesel trucks.
- The growth of Solar Energy: This is more of a far-fetched thought. We think that with growing electric vehicles, there will be a need to produce electricity at a cheaper and an environmental friendly rate. In such cases, there must be a robust system of solar energy generating. This demand for solar energy will lead to unprecedented growth. Also, Telsa is planning on setting up solar farms to produce the power needed for these trucks.
- The Commercial Battery Weight isn’t an Issue: There have been many arguments that say that the battery weight that comes with these electrical trucks is not a very serious issue and it does not pose a threat to the freight needs of a trucker.
- They’re cheaper: Gasoline and diesel are expensive when compared to the costs of electricity needed to charge these trucks. Cost efficiency is one of the most important factors that can save you a good deal of money. A rise in solar farms alongside a rise in the number of electric trucks and vehicles will cut down the operational costs to a great extent.
The Cons of Electric Fleet Trucks
- Not really cost effective: Many skeptics of electric trucks say that electric trucks may not be cost-effective, yet! In the future, with more charging stations, increased range and widespread service support might make them cost-effective, but in the present days, it may not be better than a regular semi or fleet truck.
- Overexploitation of electricity: We’re already consuming a staggering amount of electricity for our personal needs alone, in such cases, the need for electricity skyrockets. In the present times, there haven’t been environmental electricity productions widely employed. Thermal power plants that are the major source of electricity cause an alarming amount of pollution thereby hurting the ‘no pollution-no emission’ motto of electric vehicles.
- Low range: With a lack of a huge network of charging stations, the range of these semi and fleet trucks is a major issue. Though the present Tesla trucks are termed as short-haul trucks, the ultimate goal of a truck is to travel long distances with little to no hurdles.
We educate people on alternative fuel options and try decreasing petroleum dependability. Achieving clean air and water in the Rogue Valley through alternative fuel options is our goal.