The shift to electrified trucks is reaching top gear
Over the past months, multiple car builders announced large scale electrification of their commercial vehicles. Volvo, Tesla, Daimler AG and Nikola are some of many making the bet the market will shift over the next decade.
More than ever, the transport sector is showing that efficiency and sustainability go hand in hand. Our focus on innovative solutions that improve container transport planning and reduce environmental impact is being shared by more and more companies in the supply chain every day. In the process towards cleaner air and smoother traffic, zero-emission trucks are claiming a leading role.
Over the past months, multiple car builders announced large scale electrification of their commercial vehicles. Volvo, Tesla, Daimler AG and Nikola are some of many making the bet the market will shift over the next decade. This change towards electric trucks would not only improve uptime and lower fuel costs, it would also benefit air quality and sustainability.
Volvo leads the way
Volvo strongly believes electrification of vehicles could serve as a solution to worldwide congestion, pollution and noise exposure. That’s why the Swedish car builder is making major investments in electric drivelines. According to Tobias Bergman from Volvo, the electric driveline is proving to be more reliable and to require less maintenance than a traditional diesel powertrain. Yet, a lot of concerns about battery requirements have been uttered by sceptics. Not only does it impact the range of trucks, the production of batteries also has a large economic impact. Volvo counters these worries claiming electric trucks have significantly lower climate impact than diesel equivalents over their entire life cycle. Their zero-emission trucks will debut commercially in Europe next year.
Following the trend
Another manufacturer that jumps the bandwagon is Daimler AG. Earlier this summer it unveiled two all-electric trucks it promises to have in production in 2021. Daimler’s objective is to make roads safer and help trucking companies boost productivity. As with Volvo, concerns about the charging infrastructure and operating range of electric trucks were outed. A third party joining the electric truck-movement is Anheuser-Busch, the brewing company behind Budweiser. It reserved up to 800 hydrogen-fueled semi-trucks from Nikola Motor Company as part of plans to convert its dedicated long-haul fleet to renewable powered trucks by 2025.
Minimising our carbon footprint together
Avantida is working hard to reduce the negative impact that truck transport has on the environment, and helps to minimise the amount of empty runs on the road with facilitating services like reUse and depotX on our platform. The zero-emission trend perfectly aligns with Avantida’s vision of efficiency and sustainability. The prospect of a transport sector that’s cleaner, more fluent and fosters mobility? It’s electrifying!