What fleets need to know about electrification and truck charging stations

What fleets need to know about electrification and truck charging stations

In this episode of Fleet Future, FE Managing Editor Alex Crissey and Senior Editor David Sickels sit down in the podcast studio to talk about the rise of electrification in 2021. The duo looks at the charging station providers available for fleets; the parallels between the current boom in fleet charging station makers and the cell phone market in the 2000s; and what David learned about charging station makers in assembling an ever-evolving list of the options for FE.

More reading: Find David’s story on charging station manufacturers below, and check out his work on The Buzz here.

Fleet Future is sponsored by Synchrony Financial.

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