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Trucks and Teslas

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The last post I did for EVs was at the end of June of this year. Since it is now four months later, I suppose it's time for another update. The last post focused on light vehicles, and this one will mainly be on heavy vehicles, with a last section on Teslas.

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Matt Chester on Oct 8, 2019 9:57 pm GMT

The truck market is such an interesting one for EVs, particularly corporate fleet vehicles that can make perfect sense with on-site charging infrastructure. I'm encouraged by how often I'm seeing these projects and initiatives pop up. 

Question for you John: how much do you see the corporate investment in EV truck fleets impacting the personal EV car market? Will it help by pouring profits into the people making the batteries & charging infrastructure in an appreciable amount? Or from a public engagement perspective, maybe, in that they'll see these trucks around and recognize their value? Or something else? 

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John Benson on Oct 9, 2019 5:06 pm GMT

Thanks for the comment, Matt.

Truck deliveries will eventually become close to as significant as light EVs in the early 2020s. Also, long-range trucks (think Tesla Semi) will have much larger batteries, even though initial deliveries will be much lower. Both are driving longevity for batteries and other drive-train components (see the "Tesla part of the paper) with increase the value of all of the above.


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