Trucking electrification throttled by excessive ownership costs

Battery electric trucks face cost headwinds
(Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)

Recent releases by Ryder System and Knight-Swift highlight the growing awareness of the added costs required for fleets that face increased pressure to transition to electric vehicles. A major challenge for long-haul trucking is cost, and current incentives from the Inflation Reduction Act only cover up to a maximum of $40,000 for commercial clean vehicles weighing over 14,000 pounds. A new Class 8 battery electric...

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