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How electric truck development has been impacted by the pandemic

Jason Morgan is the editor of Fleet Equipment. He has more than 14 years of B2B journalism experience covering the likes of trucking and construction equipment, real estate, movies and craft beer industries.

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Before the pandemic, electric trucks stood in the industry limelight as OEMs rolled demo fleets out across the country, started to collect and analyze application data and work with partners both in infrastructure deployment and fleet utilization to understand the ability of electric powertrain to do the job.

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Then the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world. So how did it change the electric truck roadmap?

I connected with Dr. Mihai Dorobantu, director of technology planning and government affairs at the Eaton Vehicle Group, to find out. We talk about the current business climate for electric truck development, the challenges and opportunities electric trucks present for Eaton as a transmission manufacturer and the challenge of electric charging infrastructure—all of that and more in the video above. Click to watch.

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