31 Jan '18, 9pm

The Future of the Truck

The Future of the Truck

It was only a few years ago that many people dismissed electric cars as rattle-trap golf carts that could barely go on the highway. That was before Tesla demonstrated that a well-engineered electric car could beat the pants off of any gas car on the market for raw acceleration. We just don’t have those discussions any more. And as most of you reading surely know, Tesla is hardly alone. Most EVs on the market accelerate as well or better than similar cars in their classes, particularly starting from low speeds. The conversations we have with doubters these days go more like this, “Sure those electric cars are fun to drive, but I need something BIG that can move stuff. I need to haul my boat, RV, gooseneck trailer, and no electric vehicle can do that.” Well, with the introduction of the Tesla Semi that goes 0 to 60 in five seconds (compared to 15 for a typical diesel), that ...

Full article: https://pluginamerica.org/the-future-of-the-truck/

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