Great first step in truck electrification: Terminal Tractors!
- Mar 22, 2022 4:13 pm GMT
NACFE has published a report on the three battery electric terminal tractors that participated in the late 2021 demonstration of truck EVs. Terminal tractors are a specialized heavy-duty class 8 truck that rapidly moves both full and empty trailers around the yard at distribution centers, warehouses and ports.
Diesel powered terminal tractors spend their lives operating at very low speeds inside the fences of distribution centers and warehouses. They also spend a lot of time sitting still and idling. These conditions lead to exhaust aftertreatment systems getting plugged. Transitioning over to battery electric terminal tractors eliminates the exhaust system completely.
Get NACFE's report at no charge via this link: Electric Trucks Have Arrived: The Use Case For Terminal Tractors - North American Council for Freight Efficiency (nacfe.org)