Electric Truck Adoption Faces Charging Infrastructure Hurdle

Electric truck adoption faces challenges due to the lack of charging infrastructure and potential strain on the grid, highlighting the need for faster infrastructure development.

Electric Truck Adoption Faces Charging Infrastructure Hurdle
California plans to require all new medium- and heavy-duty truck sales be zero-emissions by 2036.PHOTO: JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES

The swift adoption of electric trucks in states like California is presenting challenges due to a lack of charging infrastructure and potential strain on the electrical grid. The required grid upgrades could take years, causing inconvenience and temporary restrictions on charging during peak power usage periods. This situation highlights a disconnect between rapid advances in electric vehicle technology and the slower pace of infrastructure development, adding further complications for logistics firms attempting to electrify their fleets in line with state regulations.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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