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Sprinter Vans: Electric Truck Company Chanje Has A Plan To Clean Up Urban Freight

Lawrence

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Interesting read from Fast Company:

Electric Truck Company Chanje Has A Plan To Clean Up Urban Freight

While Tesla develops an electric semi-truck–which may be in production by 2019 or 2020–a startup has designed another type of electric delivery truck for city use, and it’s ready now. By this fall, you might see one of its sleek white trucks sitting silently in front of your apartment building to make a delivery, and instead of belching diesel exhaust, it will have no emissions at all.

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jaxonviking

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Issue becomes: Where does the electricity come from? Sure, you're cutting smog in the local city. But if there's a coal plant chugging away all night making electricity to charge these electric vehicles, total pollution isn't lower. You're just making it somebody else's problem. Now if we had a lot more modern nuclear power, that would be zero-emissions.
 

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Even in a coal area it's less then that of tailpipe emissions ! I currently own 2 electrics !


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T270_Dreamin

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I'll take it if they include a diesel engine or a hybrid where I can drive 800 miles a day and switch over to EV mode when I get to the city :D
 

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future is coming, amazing what future is bring
 
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