Alternative fuels, including battery electric, have a big role to play in the future of the trucking industry. With predictable routes and the ability to charge overnight, delivery vehicles are well suited to an electric application. In this episode we feature UPS, its Rolling Laboratory concept, and its collaboration with Xos Trucks to develop a fully electric medium duty delivery truck.
Accelerating fleet electrification is an increasing priority in California. San Diego Gas & Electric's Medium-Duty / Heavy-Duty Program (developed under the Clean Energy & Pollution Reduction Act Senate Bill 350) aims to helps fleets with Class 2 through Class 8 vehicles to electrify quicker, by building them the necessary charging infrastructure. San Diego Airport Parking (SDAP) has seized the opportunity and is now running fully electric EV Stars, produced by GreenPower Motor Company.