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The evolution of the electric truck landscape continues to pick up speed. Want to stay ahead of the curve? Now could be a great time to take stock of your EV plans.
The commercial electric truck landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and the direction it’s going is clear. We’re at a tipping point: an accelerated growth of EV technology across the U.S. and beyond.
Want to stay ahead of the curve? Now could be a great time to take stock of your EV plans. Here’s what you need to know now, and how you can prepare for what’s next.
GET A JUMP-START ON POLICY INCENTIVES
As the EV industry has grown, so has the number of policy incentives for purchasing electric trucks and charging infrastructure. And while there are more options every day, incentives still vary widely across states. That’s why it can be helpful to consult the experts.
Your electric truck dealer can help you navigate your options depending on your location, fleet size and plans to grow. In addition, many utility companies have dedicated departments that can answer your questions and help you understand what you need to deploy EV charging infrastructure at your site.
Even if you’re not quite ready to hit the road with EVs, thinking about electric truck rebates now can get your business ahead of the curve – and ready for any larger-scale policy incentives that may come along in the near future.
EV CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE: BUILD YOUR KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION
The rollout of EV charging networks has also been picking up speed. From 2015 to 2019, the number of EV charging stations in the U.S. doubled to a total of 68,800. There has been plenty of growth in the commercial fleet space, too. In fact, the global electric truck market is projected to reach $44 billion by 2026, up from approximately $20 billion in 2020.
INNOVATION IN ACTION: ELECTRIC ISLAND
One landmark development that’s on the leading edge of EV infrastructure is Daimler’s Electric Island, a first-of-its-kind, heavy-duty electric truck charging station. Beyond demonstrating commercial truck charging in the real world, it’s designed to establish best practices for site layout and location as well as interoperability between truck brands and charger manufacturers.
HITTING THE ROAD TO WHAT’S NEXT
While there’s a lot happening now, and even more developments around the corner, you might be wondering: what can you do today? Simple: It all starts with doing a little research and talking to the experts on our Detroit eConsulting team. In fact, it’s never too early to get your electric journey moving. Read more about what it takes to plan EV charging infrastructure in our previous blog post.
Ready to learn more about EV fleet technology? Our electric vehicle consultants can answer your questions and lead the way to what’s next. Get started today with a free consultation.