Is the Grid Ready for Fleets of Electric Trucks?

Commercial Electric Trucks

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In this excellent article by Casey Crownhart, you can readily understand the need for electrification of the trucking industry. While only 10% of all motor vehicles are trucks and buses, they produce half of the carbon dioxide emissions and more than 70% of the particulate pollution.

It is vital that we curb this, but we need to understand if our infrastructure can handle the swing to electric commercial vehicles.

Can the Grid Accommodate the Charging?

Unlike electric cars, commercial trucks and buses have much larger power requirements. Would fleets of electric trucks outstrip a substation’s capacity and cause outages?

In this article, Crownhart discusses the modeling that was done using real-world fleet data. The results were an amazing 80-90% of the substations are capable of handling this load without upgrades.

California is Leading the Charge

California passed regulation in June of 2020 requiring heavy duty trucks sold by 2035 to be zero-emission. Just a month later, 15 states signed similar rules requiring trucks to be zero-emission by 2050. Clearly, we are headed in this direction and any infrastructure changes that need to be made to keep up with demand, will be dealt with along the way.

Read Crownhart’s complete article here …

Are You Preparing for Electric Transportation?

If you need some planning assistance, call C&M Motors.  We are a locally owned and operated family business serving the greater San Diego area since 1982. With 2 locations and multiple options for electric trucks, we will offer you professional choices and recommendations, in addition to a more personalized experience. Sales, service, rentals, maintenance, collision, fabrication, parts, and 24/7 emergency roadside assistance are all available at C&M Motors.

Contact us to learn more.

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