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The biggest electric truck surprises from Run on Less—Electric

Jason Morgan is the content director of Fleet Equipment. He has more than 15 years of B2B journalism experience covering the likes of trucking and construction equipment, real estate, movies and craft beer industries.


Standing with Mike Roeth, executive director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), at ACT Expo just after 13 electric trucks started their daily routes that would be tracked and analyzed for Run on Less—Electric there was a feeling of uncertainty. There had been plenty of talk of what electric trucks could do, but this would be the first time where a fleet operator’s treasure trove of electric truck duty cycle data would be compiled—it would show what electric trucks can do.

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Now, the run is over, the results are in (spoiler: Electric trucks can tackle some applications!) and the analysis begins. And there’s plenty of data to analyze. Run on Less—Electric is the most comprehensive electric truck application data set that’s publicly available. Range, charge cycles, deliveries—it’s all there. To find out what the electric tea leaves say, I caught up with Roeth to find out what the biggest surprises were during the run and what lessons the event can teach the industry in the early days of electric truck adoption. Watch the video above for all of his insight.

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