Commercial battery electric trucks are emerging into the marketplace for medium and heavy-duty trucking operations. There are nearly a dozen brand new manufacturers that have never produced a vehicle previously. Utilities need to be prepared for suddenly requests from these logistics providers that currently have very small power demands, but are now purchasing these trucks and needing substantial energy. Unlike never buildings and factories there is no advanced warning system such as building permits to let the system know a large change is coming. This transition also brings with it the opportunity for V2G (Vehicle-to-Grid) planning because the battery packs for trucks are several times larger than passenger cars and it is likely that entire fleets of these vehicles will be co-located at a distribution center. NACFE is a non-profit organization providing free educational materials to truck fleets on the benefits and challenges of new technologies and the reports on this link can be just as educational to utility companies and EVSE's. There are no costs involved to download these guidance reports.
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