Many car making companies had shown their interest in electric trucks but it was not clear if the industry of trucking is ready for it. Many analysts and ordinary people expressed their complaints about the impacts of trucking, such as pollution of the air and traffic on freeways and highways. As a result, electric trucks can be very beneficial. Tesla, an American auto maker and energy storage company, plans to take over the idea. It prepares to reveal the Tesla Semi by the end of this month. However, when the product will be revealed, using it in the transportation industry will not be as fast as many people can predict. German company of auto making, Mercedes Benz, has been testing its model of electric truck since April 2016. Formerly, it has been confirmed that electric trucks will be highly usable in the nearest future. Although, we will not see roads full of electric trucks in the upcoming months, the society’s adoption of them will eventually take place over the next few years.
What Benefits Does It Have?
To keep it short, electric trucks are cost dynamic. This new technology will have, indeed, other advantages as well. New safety details will be added. The trucks will have some degree of automated driving. The most important feature is the less reliance on the traditional fuel.
It Will Surely Have Threats
Commercial trucks need absolutely another source of power. Heavy trucks mostly are not efficient enough. Having heavy cargo will make the truck much heavier. What about charging stations? That issue is remaining uncertain. After revealing Tesla Semi, there will be problems with people getting charge on stations and not having to stop in the middle of the road. It is a big issue for traffics on freeways. These are vital challenges that auto making companies should consider.
Industry of Trucking
There are two main factors that will show which company will have the most market share. However, the quality of the vehicle remains in the first place. Being the first to produce this kind of vehicle is a proven benefit for the company. Companies must optimize the process of the product. As for Tesla, the process has been quickened because of its presence in mass media. Many analysts said their opinions about the product. One of them even said that it can be the biggest catalyst in trucking in decades.