Local trucks are in some ways bigger polluters than semis, and better candidates for all-electric vs hybrid. All the stop and start favors electric.
I agree, except that the public focus has been on long-haul highway trucks, while the focus of both truck manufacturers and truck operators has been on urban applications... where it should be.Electrek’s Take
The focus on electric trucks has so far been on semis, like Tesla Semi, Daimler’s heavy-duty all-electric truck concept, and Cummins’ electric truck effort, but there are also some medium-size truck programs to compete with Volvo.
For example, Daimler already started delivering all-electric trucks in Europe. VW is also investing $1.7 billion to bring electric trucks to market in Europe.
It’s certainly an easier vehicle category to electrify and there’s certainly a large market for it. Mid-size delivery trucks are both a great source of pollution via emissions and noise pollution in urban regions. City dwellers should certainly appreciate every diesel truck replaced by all-electric alternatives.