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Commercial goods transport companies want to electrify, but wait on technology

June 28, 2021


Commercial goods transporters say they want to buy electric medium- to heavy-duty trucks, but they’re waiting on technology and production to catch-up to demand.

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) stressed how important the move to electrify medium- to heavy-duty trucks is for the future of the transportation industry.

“This is the greatest transformation of the transportation industry since the combustion engine,” Beyer said on June 15 during a Bipartisan Policy Center event on commercial goods transport. “If we don’t do it, we’re in great danger from a fossil fuel industry that is inherently uncertain… and would limit our ability to compete globally.”

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