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Daimler Hopeful with Electric Trucks Delivery in Next Five Years

Published On Jul 28, 2016By Prashant Talreja

World’s largest commercial vehicle maker Daimler has risen its hope on offering an all electric truck at the start of next decade, that is around 4-5 years from now. The company also unveiled a truck which runs completely on the electric power and lifts up to 25 tonnes of the weight. Other companies are too gearing up for unconventional fuel resources as emission norms and pollution are being dealt with utmost priority these days. One of the latest innovations is Scania’s electric truck which run on one of its kind electric roads.

Coming back to Daimler’s electric truck, it can cover a span of 200 km on a single charge. The battery is a lithium-ion pack which has total capacity of 212 kWh. The reason behind this surge in electric trucks manufacturing is sighted by the companies due to fall in price of batteries and increase in power. As a matter of fact, in last two decades itself the prices have come down by 60 percent and the energy density has shot up by 250 percent, feels Daimler.

Mr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Head of Daimler Truck Division said, “Until now, there were extremely few commercial vehicles with electric powertrains.” He further added, “There’s now such a significant improvement on costs, performance and charging times that we’re seeing a step-by-step change.”

In other updates, companies like Tesla and a US based start-up Nikola are also trying to join the league of commercial vehicle manufacturers, however, with electric based options only.

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