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Watch: Truck electrification’s ‘messy middle’

David Sickels is the Associate Editor of Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

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2020 was a pivotal year for the emergence of electric trucks onto our roads, but for all the hype, electric trucks aren’t going to meet all application needs. It will take time for a nationwide infrastructure to be built and for battery life to be improved.

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This leads us to a period of time the North American Council for Freight Efficiency refers to as the “messy middle:” a time that will likely run into the 2030s in which certain fleets can run with electric power, but others can’t yet—some of whom will find other methods for reaching low- or zero-emissions goals.

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