In it for the short haul

There’s lots of focus on the next generation of long-haul trucks, with Tesla, as usual grabbing most of the attention.

But there’s an enormous benefit to tackling the short-haul vehicle market first. Everything from grocery delivery vans, postal trucks, UPS-type vans for your daily delivery of Amazon packages etc. etc.

Converting these vehicles to electric (or more accurately, replacing these vehicles), will reduce air pollution in congested areas, where traffic lights leave vehicles idling and spewing out diesel fumes. And they are always within close proximity to home base for charging.

These vehicles probably need a range of 100 miles tops vs. the 400-hundred or 500-hundred needed to make the 18-wheeler-electric feasible.

Looks like Daimler is out ahead on the short-haul market.