Delivery Fleets See Move To Electric Accelerated By Covid And Emerging Technologies

Electric Vehicle Outlook 2020 published by BloombergNEF, states that there are over 500,000 e-buses and almost 400,000 electric delivery vans and trucks on the road globally.  All forecasts regarding electric fleet usage predict significant growth over the next decade. EV makers such as Arrival, Workhorse and Hyliion are all racing to produce delivery vehicles to meet the growing demand.

Furthermore, because of the development of supporting technologies in automated driving and charging. Electric delivery vans are now providing a very compelling argument for fleet buyers: quoted in the New York Times, Tim Denoyer, vice president and senior analyst at ACT Research, a forecaster and consulting company specializing in commercial vehicles said; “The rise in e-commerce is increasing demand for electric delivery vans and because of three factors — the short length of operation, the ability to return to a central base, and frequent stops and starts that

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