18 May '18, 12am

Batteries and trucks go after the e-bus success story reports IDTechEx

China, which controls more than 90% of the world's electric bus market , on the other hand, has not been able to replicate the e-bus success with larger vehicles like trucks. The diagram above shows how, unlike buses, trucks are still diesel-powered for the most part. In China's case, high-end trucks are still dominated by European manufacturers, while cheaper trucks are normally manufactured by local companies. See the IDTechEx Research report Electric Buses 2018-2038 for more. In an industry with wafer-thin margins, fuel efficiency and reduced maintenance could prove to be winning factors in the renewal of an often overlooked industry. Another factor to keep track of is related to driver shortage. In many advanced economies, the truck driver cohort is shrinking, due to long working hours and other socio-economical aspects. While electric trucks alone will not solve that ...

Full article: https://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/14349/b...

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