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Old 06-04-2022, 04:36 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Using BEV trucks for long haul is kinda stupid.

We have had a more efficient, faster, proven and reliable alternative for decades now.
Electric trains
No battery, no range limit, no charging time, higher topspeed, can go anywhere nonstop.
For the short haul to and from the trainstation, electric trucks/vans make sense though.

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Old 06-04-2022, 07:37 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Itís certainly nothing like the 16mpg streamliner Semi illustrated on this site many years ago
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Old 06-05-2022, 12:13 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Using BEV trucks for long haul is kinda stupid.

We have had a more efficient, faster, proven and reliable alternative for decades now.
Electric trains
No battery, no range limit, no charging time, higher topspeed, can go anywhere nonstop.
For the short haul to and from the trainstation, electric trucks/vans make sense though.
These aren't for long haul, they are for local and regional food delivery routes.

Nobody is making BEV trucks for long haul routes.
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Old 06-05-2022, 05:15 PM   #24 (permalink)
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We have had a more efficient, faster, proven and reliable alternative for decades now.
Electric trains
No battery, no range limit, no charging time, higher topspeed, can go anywhere nonstop.
In theory. In practice (in the US), railroad freight is very slow/inefficient because our system is not one network (like interstate highways) but a patchwork of regulated monopolies:




Each rail line has the right to use other companies' rails, but it requires coordination. And railroads don't have the right to deliver on each other's lines. They either have to hand it off or negotiate the right to deliver on someone else's turf.

On a major freight lane things go relatively smoothly so it doesn't take too long. An express train from LA to NYC takes 3-4 days vs 2 days for a team truck. But if you're on a more obscure route things likely haven't been negotiated/scheduled in advance so a 2 day trip might take a week or 2...
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Hoping these end up being a huge success and we see the diesel trucks replaced by EVs.

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