The Future of Electric Commercial Trucks

June 29th, 2022 by
International EMV
As electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular on the South Florida roads, it’s no surprise that electric commercial vehicles are also coming soon. Currently, diesel and gas trucks are some of the most popular commercial vehicles available for you to add to your business fleet. However, as battery technology advances and electric vehicles become more common, you’ll soon have the ability to opt for a commercial electric truck.

Looking for more information on electric semi-trucks? We’ve got you covered at Rechtien International Trucks. Today, we’re going to go over the future of electric commercial trucks and some of the advantages and challenges that could come when commercial electric trucks become more popular!

The Perks of Commercial Electric Trucks

While there are undoubtedly advantages to owning a standard commercial vehicle with an internal combustion engine, the perks of an electric semi-truck can also make them a fantastic option for many South Florida businesses. Let’s take a look at some of the potential benefits of a commercial electric vehicle:

  • Emissions: Similar to EVs, electric commercial trucks would have little to zero tailpipe emissions, providing cleaner air on the roads.
  • Technology: Many electric vehicles are packed full of the latest safety features and technology and electric commercial vehicles will be no different. The increase in safety technology will allow for safer operations.
  • Fewer Breakdowns: Electric commercial vehicles will feature fewer moving parts, resulting in more uptime and fewer breakdowns.
  • Maneuverability: The simpler design of electric commercial trucks will allow for a more compact design. The compact design will result in easier maneuverability at the job site and around town.
  • Noise: Even though commercial vehicles have come a long way when it comes to noise reduction, the internal combustion engine in many commercial trucks remains loud. Fortunately, electric commercial vehicles will be nearly silent to operate and reduce noise pollution.

Potential Challenges With Electric Semi Trucks

It’s clear that electric commercial vehicles provide plenty of perks, but why aren’t they available for everyone just yet? One of the main challenges of electric commercial vehicles is the amount of time they’ll take to charge and their range. Commercial trucks drive long distances and need the ability to be recharged quickly when they run out of driving range.

While more batteries can be added to a commercial truck to increase range, that would decrease the amount of room in the truck and adds a large amount of weight. While battery technology and charging technology are getting better and better, there’s still some work that needs to be done before they can be used on a mass scale for commercial trucks.

Stay Up To Date on Electric Commercial Trucks With Rechtien International Trucks!

There’s no doubt that electric commercial trucks are coming soon to the roads near you. They’ll offer plenty of power, performance, and durability to help your business grow. But, in the meantime, before that happens, feel free to get in touch with our team and we’ll do our best to keep you up to date regarding electric commercial vehicles!

 

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