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Old 05-19-2022, 08:50 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Rcnesneg View Post
This is exciting! How fast can they crank them out? We have a lot of diseasel trucks running around here on short routes, idling all the time, etc. Like Old Dominion... Short routes with lots of stops. Perfect for that, and the CCS rates aren't bad either!

Is this pretty much just California only right now?
At the launch event Freightliner said they had 700 orders. Unless something changes with incentives the industry expects an initial spike in orders then a dip followed by steady growth. That initial spike and dip is due to the expectation that large fleets will initially buy a group of trucks to test and then spend years testing them to determine the real cost / mile and percentage uptime.

I'm sure California makes up most of the orders but they are other states with electric truck programs and California, Oregon and Washington state are doing a combined program to build HD truck chargers every 50 miles along I-5
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