A new ZETA report analyzes challenges and opportunities in electrifying fleets.  - Photo: Pixabay

A new ZETA report analyzes challenges and opportunities in electrifying fleets. 

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The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) has published a new white paper on medium- and heavy-duty fleet electrification. The report analyzes the opportunities and challenges to electrifying the United States’ public and private vehicle fleets. It also makes recommendations to policymakers, utility companies, charging companies, and fleet managers to accelerate the electrification of this vehicle segment.

“Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles represent only 4% of the vehicles on the road, but they are responsible for nearly a quarter of all pollution from the transportation sector—which is the most polluting sector in the U.S.,” said Leilani Gonzalez, the report’s lead author.

Though light-duty vehicle electrification is achieving increasingly widespread acceptance, those considering electrification of their medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs) often cite concerns, including high purchase costs, insufficient and costly infrastructure, lack of vehicle options, reduction in payload capacity due to battery weight, and the need for a modernized electrical grid. The white paper addresses these barriers, articulating how they can be overcome to achieve cost savings, sustainability goals, health benefits, and emission reductions. The paper also presents opportunities for successful transitions to electric federal and commercial medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles.

You can read the full report by clicking here

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