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Cheap Batteries Could Soon Make Electric Freight Trucks 50% Cheaper To Own Than Diesel

Heavy-duty trucks are an outsized polluter, considered one of transportation’s hardest-to-decarbonize aspects. But new research showing dramatic improvements in battery cost and technology mean zero-emission freight trucks are primed for electrification. This could bring a major clean energy success in the coming decade.

The total cost of ownership for electric freight trucks could be 50% cheaper than for diesel trucks by 2030, generating billions in savings. Plunging costs, ever-increasing battery range, and an expanding fast charging network are creating an on-ramp to an electrified trucking future.