[Staff, 2022-12-18 02:59:27,
With the recent first sales of the Tesla Semi, the company is making a big buzz. Not only is it great for Tesla, but it’s great to see companies like Pepsi and Frito-Lay switching their local and regional runs to electric. As charging infrastructure for electric trucks proliferates, and as versions of the Semi equipped for over-the-road trips (with a sleeper cab) come out, we’ll see more and more truck miles go from diesel to cleaner electric power.
But, with all of the buzz and the shots of Tesla’s trucks (clad in Pepsi and Frito-Lay logos) appearing on social media, it’s easy to forget that Tesla isn’t the only company working on electric trucks. In this article, I want to share a couple of stories from the “other guys” that CleanTechnica‘s editors scoured from the internet. While maybe not as exciting as the Tesla Semi, there’s a lot going on in the wider electric truck world!
Mercedes-Benz Sells 50 eActros LongHaul Trucks
Dachser, a logistics service provider, plans to add 50 Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul vehicles (presented at this year’s IAA Transportation) to its European fleet. The global company from Kempten has signed a Letter of Intent with Mercedes-Benz Trucks for this purpose. Dachser intends to use the eActros LongHaul 6×2 swap body vehicle configured with 1,120 mm storage height. Dachser is thus expanding its electric vehicle fleet significantly. The e-truck , which can travel around 500 km on one charge, is expected to be ready for…
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